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24 Countries That Have Smarter Children Than America

• Businessinsider.com/
 
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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