America’s High School Graduates Look Like Other Countries High School Dropouts

NPR Ed, 3/10/2016

A new study confirms what many Americans already knew deep in their hearts: We’re not good at math. Not only that, but when it comes to technology skills, we’re dead last compared with other developed countries. The PIAAC study — the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies — looks at the skills adults need to do everyday tasks, whether it’s at work or in their social lives. The study compared countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Japan and Finland led the group in literacy, math and technology skills, while the United States’ performance was average or well below average in each category.

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