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User avatar #182 - Jackimole (03/22/2013) [-]
Let's just pay all out teachers the extra money we have in our budgets! We've got plenty of money lying around, right?!
User avatar #190 to #182 - mummyslittlebitch (03/22/2013) [-]
in the military, yeah
User avatar #183 to #182 - Rukioish (03/22/2013) [-]
They need to put more money into education, but not just to pay teachers more, so that we can reform the ways our archaic school systems work.
User avatar #186 to #183 - Jackimole (03/22/2013) [-]
You're right, we also have to hire more teachers.
#34 - kiksi (03/22/2013) [-]
I ******* hate college. 4 courses is minimum in my school (not sure about other colleges in Finland) and if you don't pass them all, you should be expelled. This is my schedule for this period (little explanation about subjects: ÄI02 is Finnish, RU04 is Swedish, MU03 is music and FI01 is philosophy) and I've already failed Finnish course and I'm sure I'm not going to pass Swedish. Finnish school system may sound pretty good, but for me it's horrible. I am too slow learning those things. But I have decided to change to vocational school since it is little bit easier to pass.

I don't care if you don't care, I just wanted to tell this to someone

TL;DR: I don't like Finnish school system and I am failure.
#38 to #34 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
That is actually a really good point. No offense to you, but people like you who are below their inflated average are forced to attended vocational schools and are removed from the statistics with some sort of technicality.
#64 to #34 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
What you mean if you don't pass them all, you should be explled? It is true that the total minium course number is 75 courses, however this is divided into your 3 years in the college.
#68 to #64 - kiksi (03/22/2013) [-]
There should be selected at least 4 courses for one period. If you don't pass all the 4 courses in period, the presence obligation (not sure what it is in English but in Finnish this thing is called läsnäolovelvollisuus) is not fulfilled and you should get some kind of notification about it. And if this happens too many times, then you should be expelled since they see it as you don't go to school enough and you're not interested about the whole thing. I don't know how many notifications you need before they can expel you, but I know one guy who got kicked out this year because of the amount of his absence.
User avatar #90 - AreyouSerious (03/22/2013) [-]
It depends on size, US is much larger then Finland or Sweden so they have the time to nourish every kid's education, but it's also important for every child to be educated so the country isn't taken advantage of the other nations. China pumps out 6 million college graduates a year, that almost the amount of Sweden's entire population
#160 to #90 - morkotlap (03/22/2013) [-]
Finland has actualy almost 50 percent less GDP per capita than the US. Yet they have enough money to afford such education.
User avatar #205 to #160 - AreyouSerious (03/23/2013) [-]
it's a lot of factors, but the American mentality is that if we throw money at a problem it will be solved. Meanwhile, everyone and their mother is taking a cut. Another thing is what we don't value education as highly as Finland and Sweden because that's technically their export. Kids gets educated, they get secure paying jobs, pay taxes back, and repeat. An educated child is the best investment a country can do.
User avatar #136 - mewoveyouwongtime ONLINE (03/22/2013) [-]
Honestly, if we started to be more like Finland all of a sudden and stopped giving out homework, and giving more free-time, our failure rate would rise higher than it already is. Not only that but they've failed to mention that most European schools have longer school days, some going as long as till 5PM. Also, I'm not sure, but i think the reason why they do better with little homework and more free-time is because they don't need help when it comes to learning a subject. I know several students in my classes that do all their homework and still manage to get a D on a test while others that rarely do any, get A's because they're well learners.
User avatar #146 to #136 - neverbeing (03/22/2013) [-]
it's not like we are better students here in Finland because we get less homework. Actually the amount of homework in high school is moderately high. but here in Finland the appreciation towards education is much higher than in almost any country compared (lets forget the asians). When it comes to the finals in my school, all my friends (me included) are studying like months before the actual exam because we WANT to be in the top 5% of the students who get the best score (Laudatur).
#159 to #136 - tehphire (03/22/2013) [-]
>I know several students in my classes that do all their homework and still manage to get a D on a test while others that rarely do any, get A's because they're well learners.
> while others that rarely do any, get A's because they're well learners.
>get A's because they're well learners.
>well learners
User avatar #148 to #136 - neverbeing (03/22/2013) [-]
and to be honest, I think it's a bad education system if the students do not have enough time for themselves. If they're not motivated enough, well **** , it's their problem if they don't want to be employed or something that they dreamed of becoming.
#56 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
I'm a swedish-speaking finn, we are smarter and our schools have much better average grades then the finnish-speaking ones.
U mad perussuomalaiset?
#69 to #56 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
another swedish speaking finn here and i would like to disagree since resent research has shown the complete opposite.
User avatar #59 to #56 - millenia (03/22/2013) [-]
doesn't change the fact you're a dirty mammaknullare

#62 to #59 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
Wow! a Finnish person that speaks English! You don't see that everyday. Hey btw, I probably speak better Finnish then you aswell..
#67 to #62 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
Why are you still living here if you despise finns so much?
#63 to #62 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
I know.. It's supposed to say "than"...
#181 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
And then they can go to the US for a degree and get raped by homework . . .
User avatar #180 - thonoslono (03/22/2013) [-]
>There's no homework in Finland
>Finnish students rarely do homework until their teens

******** !!!
User avatar #164 - makotoitou (03/22/2013) [-]
No separate classrooms. So everyone sinks to the lowest common denominator and no body rises up and beyond.
#158 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
Hurrrr Europeeen skool iz so gud! I mite hav 2 muve dere. Stupid Eurofags everywhere...
User avatar #150 - guiguito (03/22/2013) [-]
i lost the student count on my classroom by the 40
we overthrew the school principal and set a new school order, **** was cash.
#143 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
#83 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
if one was to take out urban school statistics in america (many countries do something like this) then America would be in 1st or 2nd place in education... i learned that today in economics... if anyone cares...
#82 - Absolute Madman (03/22/2013) [-]
That PISA graph is shocking! Look at the starting point of the axis!
User avatar #79 - babbysmithy (03/22/2013) [-]
Biggest BS in history.
User avatar #73 - douevensax (03/22/2013) [-]
Let's all believe a person on a funny aggregator with no sources. At least the weed post had 8-10 sources.
User avatar #72 - europe (03/22/2013) [-]
User avatar #44 - landrower (03/22/2013) [-]
this again?
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