American Student Performance Slips Again; China Is Number One

American students now rank average or below average when compared to kids in other countries—14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math.

It's official: Other nations are far better at educating their future citizens.

Every three years, the Program for International Student Assessment, known as PISA, is administered to 15-year-old students by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This year, high school students in Shanghai led the pack, with American students ranking average to below average by when compared to their global peers (full report, PDF).

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