American Students Struggle To Top Parents' Education

Whether they should all be shooting for more formal credentials is another issue


Receiving a better education than one's parents sounds like a tenet of the American Dream, but it's a reality more commonly achieved in other developed nations.

The U.S. ranked fourth-worst among 29 developed countries for children obtaining a higher level of education than their parents, according to a report released Tuesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.