The United States ranked sixth in the world for healthcare and education in 1990, but has since fallen behind its peers. This is partly the result of reduced and poorly allocated funds for elementary and high schools, which may have produced lower levels of educational attainment.
The US now ranks 27th in the world for its levels of healthcare and education, according to this new study. This represents a significant decline from 1990, when it ranked sixth. So much for the American dream.