A series of tests were given to school children around the world. Not only did Finland rank #1 in math and science, but an unofficial tally placed Finland #1 overall. http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/SB120425355065601997.html
How much money was spent for something I could have told them for free? In Finnish, "sana" is the love of learning. In statistics I read years ago (probably now outdated), Finland led Europe in per capita bookstores.
You will never outsmart the Finnish!