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List Rules Nations with the best school systems

List of the Best Countries for Education in order of best to worst. What makes a country the best at education? Is it good international test scores and high graduation rates? Or does it basically boil down to which nation's school system gets the most funding? We need the help of Ranker voters to help weigh in on all of the factors and determine the best country for education.
 

In a 2012 study by Pearson education firm, Finland landed on top of their list of countries with great school systems. The Pearson study noted that having a culture supportive to education is one of the most important factors in somewhere being a good place for higher learning. Different teaching methods are used in schools across the globe, but if a society deems education important those countries offer better environments for education. Great teachers who know how to relate knowledge in many ways are also at the utmost importance when determining the best country for education.
 

Which country will top our list of the best for education? Decide which factors matter most to you and vote for the nation that you believe should be number one on Ranker's list of the best countries for schooling.

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Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Germany Berlin

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Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Netherlands Amsterdam

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Finland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Finland Helsinki

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Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Denmark Copenhagen

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Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Austria Vienna

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Belgium is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Belgium City of Brussels

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Australia Canberra

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Sweden Stockholm

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Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Luxembourg Luxembourg

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Education

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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Education

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Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Slovakia Bratislava

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Latvia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Latvia Riga

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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Hungary Budapest

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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Education
New Zealand Wellington

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Iceland Reykjavik

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England is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Education
England London

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Canada Ottawa

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Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Bulgaria Sofia

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Scotland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Scotland Edinburgh

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Greece Athens

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Portugal Lisbon

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Italy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Italy Rome

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Russia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Russia Moscow

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France is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Education
France Paris

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Japan Tokyo

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Poland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Poland Warsaw

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Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Slovenia Ljubljana

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Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Kazakhstan Astana

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Israel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Israel Jerusalem

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Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Uruguay Montevideo

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Education
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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Albania is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Albania Tirana

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Singapore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Singapore Singapore

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South Korea is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Education
South Korea Seoul

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Brazil Brasília

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Chile Santiago

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Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Vietnam Hanoi

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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Mexico Mexico City

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Tunisia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Tunisia

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Peru is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Peru Lima

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India is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Education
India New Delhi

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China is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Education
China Beijing

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Colombia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Colombia Bogotá

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Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Indonesia Jakarta

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North Korea is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Education
North Korea Pyongyang

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Laos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Laos Vientiane

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Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Bhutan Thimphu

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Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Cambodia Phnom Penh