While reading through a New York Times Review of Books article that was recommended by Teaching Tolerance, I came across a link to the archived article below. Most educators, I think, have recognized that the USA has been losing ground in the arena of education during the past decade or two. We’re not the only ones. Many countries are reassessing the school and education models they currently use. However, it looks like one country may have a model that needs closer consideration. Surprisingly, that country is Finland, a country that, in recent years, has had to cut back on several of its national programs (such as health benefits). However, education is an area of extreme importance in Finland. Read the article to learn the reviewer’s findings. Maybe even buy the book.
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