Japan Leads China by Fifty-Two Points in the World Top 20 Education Poll Report
06/29/2013

Japan remains as the number one country in the world ranking of top education systems in 2013, in the second quarter World Top 20 Education Poll report.

Online PR News – 29-June-2013 – Tokyo, Japan – The World Top 20 Education Poll, published by NJMED, second quarter report shows Japan holds a 10 point lead over second place South Korea, and a twenty-eight point lead over third place, the United Kingdom, and leads China by 52 points.

The quarterly report information comes from data it receives from over 200 nation’s departments of education that provide updated information every 90 days. The report shows China ranks 11th out of 257 nations in the poll, but is not ranked in three key educational developmental levels: early childhood enrollment, high school and college graduation rates.

Executive Director of NJMED, Albert Mitchell II said, “The Poll results are a strong indicator, of what each country needs to invest their resources to improve their education system, starting as early has pre-school. China has a great challenge on its hand, with its vast population by provinces, needs to invest more in early childhood development, if it wishes to strengthen other areas of its education system.”

Mr. Mitchell II added, “Data shows children who don't receive quality early learning enter school 12 to 18 months developmentally behind their peers. Of 50 children who have trouble reading in first grade, 44 will still have trouble by fourth grade, and if they're well below grade level in reading by fourth grade, they might never graduate from high school.”

The second quarter poll results are published on www.worldtop20.org. The next quarterly World Top 20 Education Poll report will be published on September 30, 2013.

For more information, about the World Top 20 Education Poll, you can call 856.541.3926 or email support@worldtop20.org.