an international standardized measurement in 2001, Finnish children
came top or very close to the top for science, reading and mathematics.
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It's consistently come top or very near every time since.
And despite the differences between Finland and the US, it easily beats countries with a similar demographic
Norway, of a similar size and featuring a similar homogeneous culture,
follows the same same strategies as the USA and achieves similar
rankings in international studies.