This article has several statistics from several sources on the U.S. education system compared to other countries.
The Broad Foundation reported the following:
- U.S. ranks 21st in high school graduation rate compared to other industrialized nations.
- U.S. students rank 25th in math compared to other industrialized nations.
- U.S. students rank 21st in science compared to other industrialized nations.
To read additional information from the Broad Foundation on education, click on Background on the Crisis.
The Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of Southern California in February 2011 created the following chart which has spending, literacy, school life expectancy, and test score statistics:
To read the entire article, click on U.S. Education Spending and Performance vs. The World [INFOGRAPHIC].
The OECD created the following charts which compare education spending as a percentage of their respective economy (GDP) across several countries: