http://mwhodges.home.att.net/education.htm During my reading of the English-only thread, I came across a link that starkly explains how poorly American students perform in the classroom. While the site itself isn't very attractive, the citations seem to be credible enough. I wish I could say they weren't-- from the look of things, American students are clearly doing very poorly when compared to students in other industrialized countries. It's downright embarrassing to see the cited figures-- it's even more upsetting to think that direct participation in a fully-functioning democracy (and a fully-functioning global economy) require educated citizens. Why has America lost so much academic ground? What can my generation do to fix the problem?