10 Countries That Produce the Smartest Kids

Hong Kong

Students in Hong Kong are exposed to a mixture of Chinese and Western cultures. Apart from this they are also exposed to diverse opportunities in education. The education system of Hong Kong has, over the years gone through a lot of reform and focuses more on the importance of early childhood education. This could be a reason why kids in Hong Kong score high in Science, math, reading and literacy.
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Reader's comments(6)
1: Errrrrrrr..... where is SOUTH KOREA???? Really? you thought of putting UK and England- which are the same thing- and the States down but nowhere on this list can I find South Korea... "no pressure on homeowrk or tests" isn't the same thing as "being smart"
Posted by: Jane Hudson - 13 Dec, 2013
2: NO, this is plain wrong. DENMARK? Are you fricking kidding me? Newsflash. Denmark is right now turning upside down in an attempt to improve their schools, ever since it was discovered they ranked one of the lowest in school performance, EVEN THOUGH THEY SPENT THE MOST MONEY ON IT.
I should know, I live there.
Posted by: Tove - 01 May, 2013
3: 1. Why do they have the UK and England separately?

2. Since when do students in the US not have to sit national exams?

3. Where's Japan? Austria? Italy? Switzerland? Iceland? Australia? New Zealand? Canada? Israel? South Korea? Norway? All of these countries rank above the US according to the OECD comparison tables, even taking in to account non-OECD countries (and one must also keep in mind that China = Shanghai in almost all tests - it is NOT a national average).

Fact check fact check fact check.
Posted by: MC - 19 Dec, 2012
4: i liked this article. good job
Posted by: eunice - 14 Dec, 2012
5: http://www.tnp.sg/content/could-he-be-singapores-smartest-kid
Sanjiv replied to: eunice post - 17 Nov, 2013
6: Good post. Only one thing. China should be first.
Qiyang replied to: Sanjiv post - 16 Jan, 2014