20 Countries That Have Smarter Children Than America

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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 maths literacy. American fourth graders score below OECD average on language skills.

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title=”#20 Hungary”
content=”Science literacy: 3.1% better

maths literacy: 3.6% better

Language skills: 2% better

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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title=”#19 Slovenia”
content=”Science literacy: 6.1% better

maths literacy: 6.3% better

Language skills: 3.3% worse

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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title=”#18 Sweden”
content=”Science literacy: 2.9% better

maths literacy: 5.9% better

Language skills: 1.2% better

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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title=”#17 Austria”
content=”Science literacy: 4.5% better

maths literacy: 6.5% better

Language skills: 0.4% worse

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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title=”#16 Denmark”
content=”Science literacy: 1.4% better

maths literacy: 8.2% better

Language skills: 1.1% better

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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title=”#15 Belgium”
content=”Science literacy: 4.3% better

maths literacy: 9.7% better

Language skills: 3.1% worse

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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title=”#14 Germany”
content=”Science literacy: 5.5% better

maths literacy: 6.3% better

Language skills: 1.5% better

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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title=”#13 Ireland”
content=”Science literacy: 3.1% better

maths literacy: 3.6% better

Language skills: NA

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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title=”#12 New Zealand”
content=”Science literacy: 8.4% better

maths literacy: 10% better

Language skills: 1.5% worse

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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title=”#11 Czech Republic”
content=”Science literacy: 4.9% better

maths literacy: 7.6% better

Language skills: NA

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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permalink=”10-netherlands-11″
title=”#10 Netherlands”
content=”Science literacy: 7.4% better

maths literacy: 12% better

Language skills: 1.3% better

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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permalink=”9-canada-12″
title=”#9 Canada”
content=”Science literacy: 9.2% better

maths literacy: 11% better

Language skills: 1.8% better

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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permalink=”8-switzerland-13″
title=”#8 Switzerland”
content=”Science literacy: 4.7% better

maths literacy: 12% better

Language skills: NA

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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permalink=”7-estonia-14″
title=”#7 Estonia”
content=”Science literacy: 8.6% better

maths literacy: 8.6% better

Language skills: NA

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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permalink=”6-australia-15″
title=”#6 Australia”
content=”Science literacy: 7.8% better

maths literacy: 9.7% better

Language skills: NA

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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permalink=”5-liechtenstein-16″
title=”#5 Liechtenstein”
content=”Science literacy: 6.7% better

maths literacy: 11% better

Language skills: NA

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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permalink=”4-japan-17″
title=”#4 Japan”
content=”Science literacy: 8.6% better

maths literacy: 10% better

Language skills: NA

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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permalink=”3-hong-kong-18″
title=”#3 Hong Kong”
content=”Science literacy: 11% better

maths literacy: 15% better

Language skills: 4.4% better

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA

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permalink=”2-south-korea-19″
title=”#2 South Korea”
content=”Science literacy: 6.7% better

maths literacy: 15% better

Language skills: NA

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA
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permalink=”1-finland-20″
title=”#1 Finland”
content=”Science literacy: 15% better

maths literacy: 16% better

Language skills: NA

Source: 2006 PIRLS and 2006 PISA
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permalink=”dont-miss-21″
title=”Don’t miss…”
content=”15 States Facing A Terrible Demographic Crisis
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