Jan 23, 2007
Rebounding from a sixth place finish last year, the United States knocked Switzerland off of the top spot in the in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). The United States ranks first in labor market efficiency, market size, and innovation but is thirty-fourth out of 131 countries in health and primary education. Ranking fifth, America’s higher education system fared much better than its primary education counterpart. Specifically, the nation received high marks for higher education enrollment and for the quality of its management schools. However, even at the postsecondary level, the United States ranked forty-fifth in the quality of math and science education.