It has come to my attention that there was recently a survey done by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, or the good old OECD as I like to call it, that tested over 510,000 students in 65 countries in the subjects of math, science, and reading. The results were not to promising for America. We scored below average in all three subjects, falling from 25th to 31st in math and from 11th to 21st in reading. I’m not going to sit here and act like I thought Americans were the smartest people in the world, because that just doesn’t hold true as it once did when our forefathers started this glorious country. But the fact that we aren’t even in the top 10 is pathetic. With all the shit we have at the tip of our fingers, we should be leagues ahead of the competition. But, facts are facts, and we are not. We are actually behind the proverbial 8ball. And you know what the most frightening thing about this study was? The fact that China ranked #1 across the board in math, science, and reading. Also, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong finished far above the U.S. Asia basically dominated the whole thing. Just another sign that the pendulum that is world power is working its way back across the globe. Used to be in middle back before America existed when Europe ran shit, then we held on to it for a couple hundred years, and now its moving very quickly to the opposite side of the world. AKA we’re all fucked. I’ve never been more sure that I want to move to New Zealand and live the rest of my days without a worry in the world.
New Study Proves What I’ve Been Preaching: America Needs To Get Their Shit TogetherPosted: December 3, 2013 by woody in Actual News
Tags: america, Asia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Programme for International Student Assessment, Singapore, South Korea