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Tom March

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success - Anu Partanen - National -... - 1 views

  • The answers Finland provides seem to run counter to just about everything America's school reformers are trying to do.
  • "There's no word for accountability in Finnish,"
  • "Accountability is something that is left when responsibility has been subtracted."
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  • Decades ago, when the Finnish school system was badly in need of reform, the goal of the program that Finland instituted, resulting in so much success today, was never excellence. It was equity.
  • The problem facing education in America isn't the ethnic diversity of the population but the economic inequality of society, and this is precisely the problem that Finnish education reform addressed. More equity at home might just be what America needs to be more competitive abroad.
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