Tanya - posted on 07/04/2010 ( 297 moms have responded )
Education: In benchmarking among member countries the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, some 30 of the world's most developed nations, U.S. students finished 21st in science; 25th in math; 15th in literacy and 24th in problem solving.
Poverty:About 15.6 million children are estimated to be living in poverty this year, but study authors say this number will start going down.
This year, as many as 500,000 children may be homeless in the United States, according to the report
Obesity: Prevalence of adults in the U.S. who are obese is still high, with about one-third of adults obese in 2007-2008, although new data suggest that the rate of increase for obesity in the U.S. in recent decades may be slowing, according to a new CDC study appearing in the January 20 issue of JAMA.
The U.S. federal government dictates that employees are given exactly zero paid holiday and vacation days a year (that means, if you get such things, it is because your employer is being generous/in a benefits arms race with other employers).
Our college system
Anything is fair game to talk about. Please be very honest. I have always wanted to know what the rest of the world thinks of us. I will also go ahead and post a warning to easily offended American you might not want to read this. SO go ahead the good, the bad, and the ugly.