Well our teachers unions, administrators and politicians have let down the American child yet again. For the 12th year running.......the USA came in dead last in the English speaking world in most test scores. My personal favorite was the testing scores for 15 year olds in English.....ah yes, our mother tongue. Kids in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Liechtenstein trounced our kids in English. Yes, its their 2nd language and our first, but no matter. The happy English-as-a-second-language speaking kids also joined the happy kids in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK and Ireland in also pounding our kids in test scores. All blame can be firmly laid at the feet of teachers unions.