“Measuring Up 2008, The National Report Card On Higher Education” from The National Center For Public Policy And Higher Education in San Jose, California, provides some really disturbing evidence about the slide in the relative competitiveness of US education compared to the rest of the world.
Finally, Figures 3 and 4 make it clear that the overall the US postsecondary education level is coasting along on the backs of our older citizens, aged 35 to 64. Those older citizens’ education levels rank second in the world.
Note: All figures are from “Measuring Up 2008, The National Report Card On Higher Education.”
Measuring Up does indicate that Kentucky is making some progress relative to the rest of the country in some areas, but after digesting Figures 1 to 4, that may only be because the rest of the country isn’t making much progress at all, so we are shooting at a low target while the country as a whole is clearly falling behind.