The Finns. What is it about the Finns (no relation to Neil and Tim I believe)?
Korea and Finland (the bold is my addition):
In Finland, only one in ten applicants to teaching programs is admitted. After a mass closure of 80 percent of teacher colleges in the 1970s, only the best university training programs remained, elevating the status of educators in the country. Teachers in Finland teach 600 hours a year, spending the rest of time in professional development, meeting with colleagues, students and families. In the U.S., teachers are in the classroom 1,100 hours a year, with little time for collaboration, feedback or professional development.
Finland, Finland, Finland (as Monty Python would say), the country where I quite want to be.