Worse than the demographic crisis and resource crisis, America has to deal with a future where the best and brightest children are growing up in another country. Based on international tests endorsed by the US Department of Education, American 15-year-olds score below OECD average on science and math literacy. American fourth graders score below OECD average on language skills. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 20 countries that have smarter kids than America.
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. You can also check our list of the 34 Smartest Countries in the World.