In 2001, the US ranked 15th in reading literacy, 19th in mathematical literacy and 14th in scientific literacy. We're now 35th in math and 29th in science literacy.
That's both finding a new low and going in the wrong direction!
Finland is #1 in science and #2 in math (that's moving UP from the #3 and #4 positions, respectively).
I'm from the country that put a man on the moon. We can and will do far better.
We just have to get beyond the arguments that have no meaning and literally change the will of the country to move forward progressively into the future...So we can actually have one.