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US Adults Lag Behind Other Countries in Skills Test

American adults did poorly in mathematical and technical skills compared to their counterparts in most developed countries, according to an international report. Young American adults lagged behind their international competitors in math and technology, but also in literacy. “This report underscores the importance of investing in adult education in the U.S.,” said Martin Finsterbusch, president of the National Coalition for Literacy. “We must give adults the opportunity to improve their literacy, numeracy, and technology skills.” (OECD)