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A new article by Scientific American says that the United States must find ways to adopt higher educational standards if we are going to remain competitive with the rest of the world. The piece argues that Americans have grown accustomed to its students falling behind everyone else in the areas of Math and Science, and that it’s time to step things.
Americans have grown accustomed to bad news about student performance in math and science. On a 2009 study administered by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 15-year-olds in the U.S. placed 23rd in science and 31st in math out of 65 countries.