AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM? YEAH RIGHT …
|| By FITSNEWS || In yet another embarrassing commentary on America’s government-dominated education system, a new international test shows U.S. millennials trailing their global peers in … well, everything.
According to the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) – administered by Princeton University on behalf of the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – American millennials received “abysmal” results.
(To view the results for yourself, CLICK HERE).
In literacy, U.S. millennials trailed every other participating country save for Spain and Italy. In numeracy – a.k.a. the ability to apply mathematical skills to everyday situations – they ranked dead last.
Meanwhile when it came to “problem-solving in technology-rich environments,” U.S. millennials tied for last place with three other countries: Ireland, Poland and the Slovak Republic.
(So yeah, insert your Polish jokes here …)
Oh, and our “best and brightest” got schooled by the best and brightest in other countries, too … as American millennials brought up the rear in virtually every percentile.
“Millennials in the U.S. fall short when it comes to the skills employers want most,” author Anne Fisher wrote for Fortune.
Indeed they do … but by all means let’s continue trusting government to educate our children, right? Right?
Clearly it’s working … for other countries, anyway.