WORLD RANKINGS OF DEVELOPED COUNTRIES ON EDUCATION
According to the OECD global educational rankings, the United States places 17th in the developed world. The improvements U.S. students posted in recent years are mediocre by world standards, according to the report. Although the U.S. is not one of the nine countries that lost academic ground for the 14-year period between 1995 and 2009, more countries were improving at a rate significantly faster than that of the U.S. Researchers looked at data for 49 countries.
The study’s findings resonate years of rankings that show foreign students outpacing American students academically. In the same test, American students ranked 25th in math, 17th in science and 14th in reading. In a previous 2009 study found that U.S. students consistently ranked 25th out of 34 countries in math, and science. Only 6 percent of U.S. students performed at the advanced level on an international exam administered in 56 countries.
Top 5 countries in education are: OECD Rankings
America cannot complete unless there are signaficant reforms in our educational system. However, with the political climate in this country that would be highly unlikely.