10 – United States
SPI Index: 61.3
The U.S is a special case, because it is one of the most developed countries in the world, yet surprisingly, the U.S’ ratings are decreasing, the first developed nation to witness this phenomenon. If the trends continues, it won’t be long before the U.S falls out of the top ten most educated countries in the world. Basic education is free in the U.S, but access to higher education is very restricted and expensive. Despite free basic education, illiteracy is growing in the U.S and the number of teenagers dropping out of high school is increasing rapidly, especially in urban areas. If we compare the U.S with other countries, we can say that they are not doing a good job in improving education with their available resources.