At least admit the United States ha a problem. Don't be so ethnocentric.
What is the problem? That we aren't number one in every category anymore? The average kid has an opportunity for an education to follow the profession of his choosing and will be well equipped.
As for the rest, you can't force people who have an aversion to education to do better in school. many developed nations don't have this problem.
Here is something to chew on.
The federal government has made hefty financial commitments to education in recent years, including the implementation of No Child Left Behind and the subsequent waivers from the standards-based law as well as the influx of about $89 billion in stimulus dollars to prevent teacher layoffs, keep class sizes down and avoid program cuts.
Still, the Harvard study found little correlation between increased per-pupil spending and gains in test scores. A similar analysis by 24/7 Wall St. last July yielded similar results. In 2009, the U.S. spent more than $10,000 per student, ranging from $6,356 in Utah to $18,126 in New York. Utah's high school graduation rate, however, was higher than New York's.
We are middle of the pack, but it isn't for a lack of trying.
This post was edited on 2/14 at 6:23 pm