Educators flock to Finland to learn secret of success

04/9/2004 | NYTimes.com

Finnish 15-year-olds scored ahead of their peers in 31 other countries on tests of reading, math and science, and educators the world over are traveling to the country to unlock the secrets to its success. A key to the country's exceptional performance is that its teachers are highly respected and must have at least a master's degree.

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