Dumbing down America: US adults trail globally in reading, maths skills and problem solving
Newscast Media WASHINGTON—A recent research study that was conducted to
measure the performance of US student and adults, shows Americans are lagging
behind other developed nations in terms of competing in today’s global economy.
Adults between the 16 and 65 years old participated in the study which involved 21
countries that was conducted by Organization for Economic Cooperation and
In terms of reading, math skills and problem solving, the United States fell far behind
all the other developed nations, with Japan and Finland dominating the global market
in all three areas.