# What's wrong with the numbers we teach U.S. children today?

## The Countries With Most STEM Graduates

4.7M STEM grads / 17M birth rate = 27% STEM grads

2.6M STEM grads / 26M birth rate = 10% STEM grads

.56M STEM grads / 4M birth rate = 14% STEM grads

.2M STEM grads / 2M birth rate = 10% STEM grads

.2M STEM grads / 1M birth rate = 20% STEM grads

Source: World Economic Forum

## Percentage of STEM Grads Per Capita

Source: World Economic Forum

Key

Top 20% - Science-based numbers like "Ten One"

China - 27%

Japan - 20%

Bottom 80% - Unique words like "Eleven"

USA - 14%

India - 10%

Indonesia - 10%

## Percentage of U.S. High School Grads Who Are Ready For College Math

% of U.S. High School Graduates Meeting ACT College Readiness Benchmark in Maths

## Percentage of U.S. Population With College Degree

Percent of U.S. Population over age 25 who have earned a Bachelor's Degree or above

Source: U.S. Census

## How Much More \$\$\$ Do College Grads Make?

The difference in median annual earnings of college vs high school grads - when each generation were ages 25-32

Source: Pew Research Center

40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5

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