Sadly this doesn’t come as a shock to me.
The USA has made modest gains since the early 1990s in preparing students for college and providing access, a report says today. But other countries are advancing more quickly, and if trends continue, the picture is only going to get worse, the authors warn.

“The rest of the world is moving past us,” says Patrick Callan, president of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, the non-profit California-based group that released the report. “I don’t think the country has really fully come to grips with how competitive the world has become for us.”