The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has played down international handholding and publicized a competitive ranking for the prize of most educated country.
This battle of the brains is no lowbrow brawl. The study takes into account percentage of adults with post-secondary education, percentage of GDP spent on education, and rates of overall growth.
If that hasn't lost you, you're probably a major asset to team USA. America scored worse than most developed nations on high-level reading skills. Still, these neck-and-neck rivalries might surprise you.
Tap the photo at the top to see the rankings.