Japan Overtakes Finland as the World's Best Education System in the World Top 20 Education Poll

Japan has replaced Finland has the world's best education systems in 2013.

The World Top 20 Education Poll, published by NJMED, second quarter report shows Japan holds a 10 point lead over second place South Korea, and a twenty-eight point lead over third place, the United Kingdom, and a surprising forty point advantage over Finland.

The quarterly report information comes from data it receives from over 200 nation's departments of education that provide updated information every 90 days. The report shows Finland does not lead in any of the five major areas of education development: early childhood enrollment, test scores in reading, math, and science for 4th and 8th graders, and high school and college graduation rates.

Executive Director of NJMED, Albert Mitchell II said, "The Poll results are a strong indicator, of what each country needs to invest their resources to improve their education system, starting as early has pre-school. Finland has a great education structure for students 1st grade and up, and may have the best teachers in the world, but, they do not invest in early childhood development."

Mr. Mitchell II added, "Data shows children who don't receive quality early learning enter school 12 to 18 months developmentally behind their peers. Of 50 children who have trouble reading in first grade, 44 will still have trouble by fourth grade, and if they're well below grade level in reading by fourth grade, they might never graduate from high school."

The second quarter poll results are published on www.worldtop20.org. The next quarterly World Top 20 Education Poll report will be published on September 30, 2013.

For more information, about the World Top 20 Education Poll, you can call 856.541.3926 or email support@worldtop20.org.

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