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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:59 PM

UK education sixth in global ranking (BBC) {US no. 17}

By Sean Coughlan
BBC News education correspondent

The UK's education system is ranked sixth best in the developed world, according to a global league table published by education firm Pearson.

The first and second places are taken by Finland and South Korea.

The rankings combine international test results and data such as graduation rates between 2006 and 2010.

Sir Michael Barber, Pearson's chief education adviser, says successful countries give teachers a high status and have a "culture" of education.

International comparisons in education have become increasingly significant - and this latest league table is based upon a series of global test results combined with measures of education systems, such as how many people go on to university.
more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20498356

We beat Hungary !? Hungary used to have a really exceptional system -- where else do you find a major street in the capital named after a high school math teacher ?

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