U.S. Graduates Lag in History

April 04, 2001 1 min read

The United States lags or has lost ground on several important education measures when compared with 29 other countries. In literacy, for example, the United States has the highest percentage of secondary school graduates who ranked below an international literacy standard.

Source: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2001.

A version of this article appeared in the April 04, 2001 edition of Education Week as U.S. Graduates Lag in History