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Forum Post: Finland Re-Vamps Their Educational System And It Becomes First In The World…

Posted 6 years ago on March 29, 2012, 1:01 p.m. EST by Devoghe (40)
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Finland Re-Vamps Their Educational System And It Becomes First In The World…




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[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

The Finns made the principled and forward looking changes to their Education System some time ago and the benefits of their approach have been known about for some time now - but the 'modern anglophone methods' of testing regimes continue because of cultural as opposed to scientific or empirical reasons.

Finland has shown itself ahead of the curve on various matters. Please allow yourself to take a little look at one American's view of Finnish Healthcare :

When a society is motivated by 'The Public Good' as well as reason and evidence and 'love and logic' ... well myriad marvelous opportunities can open up !!

per aspera ad astra ...

[-] -1 points by Devoghe (40) 6 years ago

Thanks for the link. I agree. I may be a little biased though..my dad is Finnish.

What I keep shaking my head at with the US system, is that i don't understand how the decision makers never seem to be able to see just HOW MUCH MONEY can be made by doing it the right way. Not just with education, but across the board. Environmental, health care, and on and on. The road to the stars is indeed rough, as you say...but the rewards are undeniable. So why on earth aren't they going for it. Me thinks there is much more at play here...but I think you already know this....

[-] 0 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

'D' : The 'Corporate Capture' and extensive 'vested interests' combined with doctrinaire right-wing '(pseudo)Free Market' dogma make so much of what happens in The U$A impervious to 'reason and rationality' ; 'love and logic' ; 'common sense and community'.

ad iudicium ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22871) 6 years ago

The U.S. system is very focused on memorization and rote learning in a pressurized test-filled environment. There's a lot of talk about critical thinking, but it is always within the realm of a "rubric." Sounds like in Finland kids are actually allowed think and be creative.

[-] 0 points by Reasonistheway (-13) 6 years ago

If education matters, and it does, mass imigration of drop-outs should end. Whoa, but liberals hate that one. They want to continue to flood the country with drop-outs from places like Mexico, but then reserve the right to bitch about things like education.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 6 years ago

Maybe they could come here and get an awesome GED and perhaps go to college.

But hey I'm just using reason.

"Liberals" want better education. I'll agree with that. We also think immigration policies should be reformed. I don't really see your random connection of how both of these are bad.

[-] 0 points by Reasonistheway (-13) 6 years ago

Their idea of reform is amnesty and no reduction in numbers. But it's the numbers that are causing damage. Education underpins standard of living. The average educational attainment in the U.S. is 1 year post-high school. Mass immigration of people that many times have never set foot in a school averages us downward and increases income skew and poverty (it's true, ask any 5th grade math teacher). Importing a drop-out is no different in its impact on our society than generating one out of our own system; both are problems. Yet liberals complain about one and cheer the other. Then, of course, they complain about poverty and income skew too.

So, here's a plan for fixing education that liberals will love. Before our kids drop-out, get them down to Mexico. They can drop out there and then recross the border. It'll then become good news. Drops outs here are a problem, but drop out immigrants are fantastic. Any liberal will tell you so. LOL

Liberals wail and cry about people not being able to buy their own healthcare, but then see no issue with mass immigration of people that obviously will also not being able to buy their own healthcare. The more people that can't buy it themselves, the tougher it becomes to afford to give it to them. Honest to God, it isn't that tough. You'd also be fascinated to learn that it's easier to bail out a boat if you first plug the hole in the bottom.

[-] -1 points by CCNN (8) from Walla Walla, WA 6 years ago

Very true.

[-] 0 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 6 years ago

Very interesting. Me and my wife plan on having children some day and I worry about them being able to get an education. I know the school system I went to was no good.

[-] 0 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 6 years ago

Butt I thot Amerikkka wuz da smratest...oh wait...


1 Korea----------------1 Finland-------------------1 Finland

2 Finland--------------2 Korea---------------------2 Canada

3 Canada-------------3 Netherlands-------------3 Japan

4 New Zealand------4 Switzerland--------------4 New Zealand

5 Ireland---------------5 Canada------------------5 Australia

33 United States----27 United States---------22 United States


[-] 1 points by Devoghe (40) 6 years ago

Hey! Thanks for the visual!

[-] -1 points by Jflynn1964 (-206) 6 years ago

There sure have been some wonderful Finnish inventions and a lot of very successful Finnish companies. They must be putting that great Finnish education to work.