The results of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills are out, and the results are pretty depressing. The U.S. ranked just below average in literacy and quite a bit below average in both numeracy and problem solving skills in technology-rich environments.
For individuals looking to succeed in the current digital climate, the lesson is clear: get an education! But an education does not stop with a college degree. For the U.S. to remain competitive, it will have to develop policies that support lifelong learning. This is the only way to make sure the U.S. does not fall further behind the rest of the world.
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