Why Are Finnish Kids So Smart?

“By one international measure, Finnish teenagers are among the smartest in the world. They earned some of the top scores by 15-year-old students who were tested in 57 countries. American teens finished among the world’s C students even as U.S. educators piled on more homework, standards and rules. But by ninth grade Finns way ahead in math, science and reading — on track to keeping Finns among the world’s most productive workers.”

Source: Wall Street Journal 03/01/08