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  • The U.S. defense and homeland security industries face challenges in filling some of the best and most critical technical jobs in our country because the U.S. is not producing enough graduates trained in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who qualify for security clearances.
    ~Lawrence P. Farrell, Jr., (Ret), President & CEO, National Defense Industrial  
      Association

  • In the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) comparison, American students ranked 21st out of 30 in science literacy among students from developed countries, and 25th out of 30 in math literacy.
    Source: Educate to Innovate

  • The average mathematics literacy score in the United States was lower than the average score in 23 of the other 29 OECD countries for which comparable PISA results were reported.
    Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

  • In science literacy, the average score of 15-year-olds in the United States was lower than the average score in 16 of the other 29 OECD countries
    Source: The National Center for Education Statistics

 

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