A Working System. . Homework viii'' In Finland Finland' s school system accomplishes some impressive feats: THEIR HIGH TD TEN IN CANADA. AND TEN: IN THE US. HEI
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A Working System

Homework
viii''
In Finland
Finland' s school
system accomplishes
some impressive feats:
THEIR HIGH
TD TEN IN CANADA.
AND TEN: IN THE US.
HEIDI IN 3 STUDENTS
IN Filu) lla INDIE DD
DH TD EDITED.
the highest
rate in all Europe.
AND THEIR TEST SEIRES ETIENNE ELSE.
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So what makes Finnish
students so successful?
STUDENTS DH PENN DE .
Finland and New York City have the same number of teachers.
But Finland has newly healt the number students.
FIN LAN D NYC
Students: Students:
600, 00 ALMOST 1. . 1. IDN
Student to teacher ratio:: Student to teacher ratio:
THRUSH t IN 5 FINNISH STUDENTS
RECEIVES SSW op SPECIAL
HELP IN
There are no separate classrooms for
TESTING IS KEPT ID A MINIMUM.
BEFORE A NEW YORK STUDENT BEACHES SCHOOL,
OR SHE WILL HAVE TAKEN" STAN TESTS.
US students
like we million
standardized
tests a year.
AN LAN ITS on LY STAN TEST is
TAKEN WHEN ARE " TEARS Dill‘.
in AVERAGE LIB 57” Finnish students
HAW M HIM. rarely do h l" TH" tr ork
PER DAY.
IDS. DID TITS DID
And while US elementary students
en. - " minutes of recess...
Mtr STUDENTS III FINLAND EGET
Most importantly?
Finland knows good
teachers are essential.
TEACHERS IN [ l TIRE MT
REQUIRED IT] HERE A ) ] DEBREE.
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AND ' S TEACHERS
TIRE HS ESTEEMED ITS THEIR
DEIDRE DR TENDERS.
The rest of the
world could learn ?til " '=
from you, Finland. F "C',
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User avatar #36 - freebrainsforall (06/11/2014) [+] (7 replies)
As a Finnish person I very genuinely wish whoever keeps reuploading these posts would just shut the **** up.

All of this is either blatantly wrong, outdated or irrelevant. For instance, we do have separate classes for special needs students (though they don't continue into high school), so that's just a ******* lie.

And the college thing is biased by free education. Most people go to college or the equivalent alternative education because its completely free, not because they're somehow brilliant as the result of the education system.
User avatar #3 - ragnarfag (06/10/2014) [+] (11 replies)
Now compare the size and population of Finland to The US.
#8 to #3 - hugebulliest (06/11/2014) [-]
Why does that matter?
#6 - mexicanbean (06/11/2014) [+] (32 replies)
its because most of them are white, if not all.   
   
compared to most of the 						*******					 that we have in this country.   
   
   
its been stated that 						*******					 have statistically a lower educational potential compared to other races.   
   
Go ahead thumb me down, but  you know its true.
its because most of them are white, if not all.

compared to most of the ******* that we have in this country.


its been stated that ******* have statistically a lower educational potential compared to other races.

Go ahead thumb me down, but you know its true.
#14 - haeckal (06/11/2014) [+] (15 replies)
Protip for anyone interested in comparing the success of different countries' educational systems: when comparing the United States to any other country, you should break the results down by race. Taking the US average is very misleading because in the USA, whites and Asians perform very well academically, but blacks and Hispanics perform poorly.

Take a look at this chart. American Asians do fantastically well, better than Asians in South Korea or Japan (but not quite as good as Asians in Hong Kong and Singapore). American whites also do very well, better than most European countries (but not as good as Finland or Liechtenstein). Although they do poorly compared to whites and Asians, an education in the USA seems to make a major difference to blacks and Hispanics: American Hispanics outperform Hispanics from any other Latin American country, and African Americans similarly outperform Africans.

TL;DR: Education in America is pretty good, despite inequality. US Whites and Asians benefit the most from it, but Africans and Hispanics also do a lot better in the USA than in their homelands. Taking the US average and comparing it to European or Asian countries (while ignoring Africa and Latin America) is misleading.
User avatar #21 - yberhippi (06/11/2014) [+] (2 replies)
This has been posted many times and the homework thing is just ******** . We do have a (real) homework starting somewhere in 3rd grade which begins at age of 9. Finland's school system is getting behind the time we are living. Pisa test scores are getting lower and lower every year. And of course Finland's population is about 5 million so it's easier to teach fewer students at time. This post is outdated.
#30 - trulydeath (06/11/2014) [-]
Most of these are false or no longer matter
#19 - harrywarden ONLINE (06/11/2014) [+] (2 replies)
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User avatar #1 - stonetomcat (06/10/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Wait, elementary schools are supposed to have 27 minutes of recess in America? My school only had 10 minutes, only on Fridays.
#41 - angelious (06/11/2014) [-]
its not that we dont get homework in finland...we just dont do em
#60 - thqp (06/11/2014) [+] (1 reply)
#103 - malacrianza (06/11/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Let me tell you a story about a little country called Costa Rica.

Some decades ago, we had a thriving educational system. Suddenly, our government decides that we need more teachers, which we did need. So, the government starts hiring any and everyone who could at least count, read and write (Spanish, of course).

And, as everyone knows, school and high school teacher are granted by Nature the largest life expectancy for some reason. So, the same inept and under-studied people are teaching our youth today. Worst thing is, they demand to be treated like top-notch teachers, and revered and respect as if they where doctors, even though the vast majority of them only got as far as a high-school diploma. We even had a strike a few weeks ago that lasted for around a month.

And, if you're still interested in my babbling, let me tell you why they went on strike: the computer software that pays them is new, and it takes into account things like alimony and child support, which the old one didn't. So, most of them have debts and countless children around and didn't have to pay for them before. Now they have, so of course they go on strike. Go figure. Those are the people teaching our children.
#77 - warlockrichard (06/11/2014) [+] (2 replies)
User avatar #48 - olioh ONLINE (06/11/2014) [-]
finland has no homework? bs.
User avatar #63 - theturtletrolley ONLINE (06/11/2014) [-]
What can I say? They always Finnish on top
#61 - kibbleking (06/11/2014) [+] (7 replies)
User avatar #81 to #79 - ugoboom (06/11/2014) [-]
"Finish students rarely do homework until their teens"
"Finish students rarely do homework until they are teens"

Both work.

See: "Most women settle down and marry in their thirties"
User avatar #147 - kommandantvideo (06/11/2014) [+] (25 replies)
New York student here. Can confirm there are dozens of standardized tests. But guess what? They got rid of them in favor for an even more standardized system called common core. I'm not kidding. Stats so far have shown that it's an awful system, for students and teachers. Students don't get it, and the teachers don't understand the material (they have to teach stuff a new way because if they don't the kids won't know the test questions, but the teachers don't understand the new ways of teaching things, for example math equations are different) so they can't teach it will to the students. Luckily for me, I'm a year ahead. I'm in 10th grade, and everyone below me is forced to take the new common core tests, while I get to take the regents tests (another kind of standardized tests, in case you haven't gotten the pattern yet) but at least the regents tests are easy
User avatar #112 - acidjunk (06/11/2014) [+] (3 replies)
As a finn, this is ******** .
User avatar #108 - delphine (06/11/2014) [+] (2 replies)
As a teacher myself, I dream of a classroom with a 1:12 ratio... I could do so much more without 31 children. Half our classroom time is wasted in just maintaining routines and behavior.

Also, more recess would be good too... At the last school I taught at, the kids only got 10 minutes in the morning and were expected to sit still the rest of the day. And they couldn't even play much at recess, because it was an inner city school and they ran it like a prison. So glad I don't teach there anymore...
#106 - analfooter (06/11/2014) [-]
**analfooter rolled image** Estonia is on the same level as Japan in PISA, swell with pride.
User avatar #165 - scowler (06/11/2014) [+] (12 replies)
You know what's better than public schools? Libraries. Schools should teach you literacy and mathematics, nothing further.
User avatar #172 to #165 - kyoutu ONLINE (06/11/2014) [-]
That's dumb. What about creative subjects?
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