Really? The country that had official racial segregation until 1968 lecturing others about racism?
And then wondering why the rest of the world considers them idiots and laughs whenever they don't have guns pointed at them. :-)
To my point:
The basic education in these countries in considerably higher than in most of the big countries because they understand that brain is their primary capital. In Lithuania, for example, not having a college degree is considered shameful and despite just having 3 mio. people it has 15 public and 6 private universities.
In all the smaller european countries, being fluent in at least two or three languages is standard. What americans often don't understand is how much speaking a foreign language adds to your general education, because language and thought are closely related and having more than one way to think about something available is a dramatic improvement. There's a reason that until the early 20th century, an educated gentleman in the western world was expected to speak about half a dozen languages. So much, in fact, that if you read philosophers from that time, you will find plenty of quotes in ancient greek, latin, french, italian, english or german with no translation provided because they expected their readers to understand all those languages.