Why Americans should be jealous of Finland’s wildly progressive education system
Much has been made of Finland’s incredibly successful education system. In the 1960s, faced with economic turmoil after a series of smaller wars throughout the World War II years, Finnish Parliament made the wise realization that the best investment for economic recovery was in the children of the country
The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World's Most Surprising School System
VideoThe Finland Phenomenon, from documentary filmmaker, Bob Compton, follows Dr. Tony Wagner through Finland’s extraordinary school system. It’s a short, to-the-point documentary, but it had quite an effect on me, if only because it illustrates so succinctly why our recent approach to education reform is so wrong-headed. In Finland [...]
Truth be told... There's no "short-term" profit in giving an education away... Today, a college education is not subsidized by the states and so if very, very expensive. Students burdened with so much debt are more needy and dependent to where the corporations can offer them less starting salary and they will take it. Education should be a basic human right supported by our society and for our society.