New York Post Editorial: US Students Fall Behind in World Rankings

New York Post // December 4, 2013

A report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) indicates that American education ranks well below other top countries in Asia and Europe.

According to the New York Post editorial, 15-year-olds from nations in the OECD were tested in reading, science, and math:

The rankings come from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment tests. The top performers are Asian: Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong and South Korea. But it’s not only Asia that’s beating us. Students from Switzerland and Belgium to the Netherlands and Poland are also doing better than Americans.

In reading and science, US students scored at the OECD average. In math, we’re below average.