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US Adults Lack Academic Skills

A study shows that adult Americans are poorly skilled to compete in the workplace with adults from other nations, and that hurts U.S. prospects for economic development. The study released Tuesday shows U.S. adults scored worse than international competitors in such areas as reading, math, and problem-solving. The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies study showed that the U.S. scored lower than Japan, Finland, Denmark, and the Netherlands on competency skills that ...

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