Hey give the US a chance, we are only a couple of years in recovery after all those years of pro creationism and other anti-science madness. I think we are about 27th or thereabouts now. Hopefully we can do something serious about math and science teaching over the next few years. The Intel sponsored kids science fair was pretty cool the other day. One thing I do notice if how many more hours of class and homework kids in the leading math and science countries put in. In the end though it may be more about parental attitudes, in those countries teachers are respected and science isn't constantly being attacked as being liberal and leftist.
Oh Boo Hoo! I probably should have resisted the impulse to respond. You are either very young or very stupid - probably both. The downturn in math and science coincides with a turning away from what you call "creationism." You probably read it hear first, it is going to get a lot worse.