Yes, I know, it should read, “USA ranked 21st in science,” but someone at NBC Nightly News has a satirical sense of humor.
On tonight’s show, reporter Rhema Ellis gave us the stats on the PISA scores which rank countries world wide for how 15 year-olds perform in tests such as science, math, and reading.
It seems that the report wanted to validate the stats by showing a graphic that resulted in a hash tag on twitter. #21th
I know it is a serious segment, but I could not stop laughing at the significance of the mistake and the content of the report. I did send them a tweet, and so did 17 other people.
And they did respond.