Here’s something else we’re not number one at.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development this week released its findings from a survey of students in 18 countries that tested their performance in financial literacy, mathematics and reading skills.

Students in the U.S. scored 492 points, coming in just below the 500-point average and ninth overall. But they were well below students in Shanghai, China, who averaged 603 points. Colombian students rounded out the bottom of the ranking with an average test score of 379. Students were measured on a scale from 326 points to more than 625.

Are You More Financially Literate Than A 15-Year-Old? [WSJ Real Time Economics blog]

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  1. Posted by Guest | July 15, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Left, right, middle

  2. Posted by Guest | July 15, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Jordan Belfort kicking himself for not opening that Medellin office.

  3. Posted by Dov Charney | July 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Back row or front?

  4. Posted by Annada Anath | July 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    But we do run circles round the rest of the world with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine, Snapchat and Reddit . And we're also great at texting, sexting and playing video games. Don't any of these abilities count for nothing?

  5. Posted by Guest | July 16, 2014 at 12:13 AM


  6. Posted by Seriously Confused | July 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    You'd think it'd be a great idea….
    – V. Chase

  7. Posted by WWI Afficionado | July 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    You're crazy – middle, left right

  8. Posted by Puck It | July 16, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Statutory rape much?

    —A geezer who once actually said "Get off my lawn"