America's children rate embarrassingly low again on the latest round of scholastic tests from the OECD.
The Program for International Student Assessment, which is released every three years, tests 15-year-old students in reading, math and science.
Basically, America earned a "C." We tied the OECD average rating of 496. Teenagers in East Asia and Europe scored significantly higher.
There's one caveat to these scores. Some countries test a irregularly narrow sample of kids. Like China -- which we're not counting in our ranking because its sample of 5,100 Shanghai teenagers scored ridiculously high.
#1 Hong Kong
Reading: 6.6% better
Math: 14% better
Science: 9.4% better
Source: 2009 PISA via WSJ
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