In this video, Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss how the United States compares to developed countries of the world in math achievement, the subject of a new report. On average US students place 32nd in the world in math, following Portugal. The best state, Massachusetts, is only 9th in the world; the most populous state (California) comes in 37th.
Paul Peterson is editor-in-chief of Education Next, and Eric Hanushek serves on the editorial board. Both are senior fellows at the Hoover Institution and members of its Koret Task Force on K-12 Education