World Top 20 Education Poll Unveiled Today

Education in the highest order will be on display each year, in the new World Top 20 Education Poll. Whose mission will be to encourage countries to improve their commitment to educate their citizens.

Los Angeles, CA, March 03, 2013 --( The World Top 20 Education Poll was released today, by the New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJMED) organization. The poll represents the education success level of 260 countries, from early-childhood enrollment to college graduation rates.

The Top 20 Poll is the first ever to combine data resources from the world’s top research data banks- the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS); Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Progress in International Reading Study (PIRLS); and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECO) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study, and confirmed by each nation’s Department of Education, towards its accuracy.

The 2013 Poll has Japan ranked number one, followed by South Korea, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Russia in the top five. (The full poll can be viewed on NJMED website).

Albert Mitchell II, the Executive Director of NJ MED, commented that, he hopes the World Top 20 Education Poll will inspire countries to improve and invest more resources in their education system towards empowering their people. He said, “Since, the beginning of time, society has benefited through knowledge; in finding better ways to survive. History has proven a nation’s economy strives or fails based on the moral and ethical development of its people, which could only be achieved through a well structured education system.”

The Poll will also be updated every 90 days, to provide the most accurate information available. Mr. Mitchell added, “We want the poll to reflect what is happening now, therefore, giving each country an opportunity to show the world, their serious, in moving their nation forward in the new knowledge-base economy.”

For a full copy of the 2013 World Top 20 Education Poll, contact New Jersey Minority Education at (856) 541-3926 or via e-mail at
New Jersey Minority Educational Development
Albert Mitchell II