The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System

Can this model work in other countries?

Transcript:

There is a country where students
    start school at a later age
    take fewer classes

There is a country where students
    enjoy a 3-month summer break
    spend less time in school per day

There is a country where students
    have barely any homework
    are rarely tested

There is a country where teachers
    are respected professionals
    quickly receive tenure

There is a country where teachers
    are rarely evaluated

There is a country where teachers
    earn average salaries
    have a strong union

There is a country where schools
    receive modest funding
    develop their own curriculum

There is a country where schools
    research & adopt new technologies

There is a country where schools
    have no achievement gap
    and leave no child behind

This country ranks
    at the top of the world
    by almost every measure.

Welcome to … Finland.

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