According to a comparison of 18-to-65-year-olds in 22 advanced democracies, the U.S. placed ahead of only five countries on a test of literacy, and beat out just two countries in a test of math skills, while also placing 15th in a measure of computer skills. What do you think?
“But how many different types of barbecue sauce do they have?”
James Stirdivant • Acrobatic Rigger
“Oh, but what do these tests measure anyway but the ability to correctly answer a series of standardized questions that establish our global intellectual standing?”
Lisanne Ralbovsky • Fur Salesperson
“Wait, 22 countries, we’re ahead of five, and there’s a 65 in there somewhere, and 18, and 15th…What do we win?”
Wayne Dichter • Hosiery Mender