The education system in the US is lagging behind in comparison to most other countries. Out of 30 countries, American 15 year olds ranked 21st in Science and 25th in Mathematics. And in comparison to 20 other industrialized countries, American 16 year olds were ranked 16th in Science, 19th in Mathematics and 21st in Advance Physics.
It has been found that more than 10 million 12th graders have difficulties in reading properly and more than 20 million twelve graders do not even know how to do basic mathematics.
Most of these students are not comfortable in rote memorization means of learning even though it is preferred by most public schools in the US.