This image pretty much speaks for itself:
This infographic measures national performance on the 2009 Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA), which is a randomly-sampled exam taken by many of the countries of the world. What this says is that kids who don’t live in poverty are doing actually much better than some of the countries we think we have to compete with.
So, to translate, America’s schools are not failing at all. You know what IS failing? Our ability to provide economic support to our most vulnerable families, that’s what.