In Finnish education policy the goal was never excellence. It was equity!

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“Finnish schools assign less homework and engage children in more creative play

“there are no private schools in Finland” “There are no private universities”

“Finland has no standardized tests” “teachers are trained to assess children in classrooms using independent tests they create themselves”

“in Finland all teachers and administrators are given prestige, decent pay, and a lot of responsibility

” There are no lists of best schools or teachers in Finland. The main driver of education policy is not competition between teachers and between schools, but cooperation.”

If a teacher is bad, it is the principal’s responsibility to notice and deal with it

“the main driver of Finnish education policy has been the idea that every child should have exactly the same opportunity to learn, regardless of family background, income, or geographic location. Education has been seen first and foremost not as a way to produce star performers, but as an instrument to even out social inequality”

“Finland’s experience shows that it is possible to achieve excellence by focusing not on competition, but on cooperation, and not on choice, but on equity



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