Finland leads in international math skills survey; U.S. lags

A survey comparing the skills of 15-year-olds in 40 countries ranked the U.S. 28th place in math and 18th in reading. In Finland, which earned the top spot in math, former Education Minister Pasi Sahlberg says teachers teach to student needs, rather than to standardized tests.

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