Finnish education is famous worldwide, especially thanks to the PISA tests. Thousands of specialists and students have visited the country to witness its educational 'miracle'. As mentioned, the PISA rankings put Finland as number one in at least one of the categories of Science, Reading and Mathematics every time from 2000 to 2006. Because of this, even today it is impossible to read an article in New York Times about education, without somebody mentioning Finland as an example. This despite the fact, that in the latest Pisa results East Asian countries have taken the lead and Finland is pushed down to 5th place in Science and 12th place in Math.
But this is not the end of the story. In 2012 Pearson combined results from a number of different studies to announce that Finland still has the best overall education system in the world.