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#182 - Jackimole
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(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?!
#183 to #182 - Rukioish
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(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.
#186 to #183 - Jackimole
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(03/22/2013) [-]
You're right, we also have to hire more teachers.
#190 to #182 - mummyslittlebitch
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(03/22/2013) [-]
in the military, yeah
#128 - aabbccddeeffgghhii
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Yeah, we could. Lets KILL millions of children to get that 1-12 ratio Finland has! I'd say thats that biggest contributor. A masters degree is amazing, but its WASTED on 3-16 year olds and only comes into play in college years, because 3-16 is so basic compared to a masters degree. A better ratio is much more valuable than ANYTHING else mentioned in this, yes no homework is nice but not essential. Remember when you were a kid, or remember earlier today if you still are. Didn't things just click in your head better when a teacher sat next to your table and asked you question? Well, thats basically whats happening in finland constantly. Thats why its so great, it has a small population.
#144 to #128 - oceanmist
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Yes killing more childeren is the solution, not getting more teachers.
#149 to #144 - aabbccddeeffgghhii
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(03/22/2013) [-]
*Sarcasm* And if we could get more teachers, we would by now. Large numbers isnt a new issue, its about a decade old at this point*
#98 - icameheretotroll
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(03/22/2013) [-]
SPECIAL TEACHER INTERACTION
#45 - bioscott
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(03/22/2013) [-]
I'm not racist, but how many hood-rat, KFC-Lovin', grape-soda drinkin', watermelon chompin', baby-momma-baby-daddy Nig-Nogs are in Finland? I'm just asking. I'm not racist or anything.
#47 to #45 - xxDanvelxx
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Its ok my dear white brother, the question is acceptable, does not have to be targeting any racial group, to answer your question, there aren't really that many cotton-picking, low pants wearing, crack selling, street hustlin', welfare check collecting ****** out there, mainly Finns, (95%), Swedes (4.5%) and a tiny bit of Russians (0.5%)
#48 to #45 - themikhee
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(03/22/2013) [-]
I gotta say that some cities has great numbers of those somalian refugees.
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#54 to #45 - morkotlap
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Maybe you are mistaking cause for consequence. Many ***** straight from afircan tribes went to my country to study colleges and ended up pretty good.
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#15 - naamalaama
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(03/22/2013) [-]
finland mentioned, torilla tavataan!
#14 - PrismaLowell
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Now tell me how much larger is the US's population compared to Finland's?
#39 to #14 - beloved
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(03/22/2013) [-]
I fail to see how this makes a difference. In which points would a higher population cause the US to be worse off than Finland?
#61 to #14 - vanhoutte
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Now tell me how corrupt the US's education system is? oh and the health care system? oh and what about human rights? oh don't let me forget the government itself as well. There is no perfect place in the world don't get me wrong, but at least in places such as Finland, France, and England for example, they take more care in the well being of the citizens than America ever will. Seriously, Paying 300$ for a broken leg is ******* retarded. or attempting to speak out for what you believe in only to be crushed by the "powers that be" because they don't want anybody to realize that the government is n longer for the people. But for the corporations with big money. freedom My ass.
#198 - gombonator
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(03/22/2013) [-]
As a Finn, I'd like to make a few points regarding education in Finland:

1. The Finnish educational system is not superior to that of other countries. We simply get less fructose as kids (example: the glucose-fructose-syrope in Coke destroys the brain).

2. Teachers in FInland are not esteemed - in fact, doctors and lawyers pity teachers for they extremely low salaries and the low-tier social status that follows.

3. We have a lot of swear-words. Feeling bad? Perkele vittu saatana jumalauta helvetin kusipäät ei kullin kyrpä.
#212 to #198 - atrumaliger
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(03/25/2013) [-]
According to Google translate:   
   
"Goddamn ******* ******* ******* ******* assholes dick is a dick."   
   
Thanks, Google!
According to Google translate:

"Goddamn ******* ******* ******* ******* assholes dick is a dick."

Thanks, Google!
#171 - Loppytaffy
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(03/22/2013) [-]
In Finland, wife carrying is a sport!
#168 - hankhillofthe
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#170 to #168 - ironfistballcrush
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(03/22/2013) [-]
How can one became a teacher withour Master's Degree? You can't became teacher without it in Poland.
#172 to #170 - hankhillofthe
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(03/22/2013) [-]
I have friends who graduated 2 years ago that are already teaching classes at my school.

It may depend on what you're teaching, but my sister is now a Physical Education teacher, and all she had to do to be able to teach in West Virginia is take a test.
#177 to #172 - ironfistballcrush
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(03/22/2013) [-]
I don't know your law, but I think it, as you said, it depends on what you want to teach. It is even hard to imagine a person without degree, who teach eg. maths or chemistry.
#178 to #177 - hankhillofthe
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(03/22/2013) [-]
kthx ima go hide from the red thumbs now


kthx ima go hide from the red thumbs now
#136 - mewoveyouwongtime
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(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.
#148 to #136 - neverbeing
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(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.
#159 to #136 - tehphire
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(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
#146 to #136 - neverbeing
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(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).
#90 - AreyouSerious
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(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
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(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.
#205 to #160 - AreyouSerious
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(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.
#65 - gayboard
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(03/22/2013) [-]
2006? Geez this is old.

Also, where are the sources?
#56 - anon
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(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 - anon
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(03/22/2013) [-]
another swedish speaking finn here and i would like to disagree since resent research has shown the complete opposite.
#59 to #56 - millenia
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(03/22/2013) [-]
doesn't change the fact you're a dirty mammaknullare

gb2sweden
#62 to #59 - anon
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(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 - anon
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Why are you still living here if you despise finns so much?
#63 to #62 - anon
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(03/22/2013) [-]
I know.. It's supposed to say "than"...
#23 - vedgetable
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(03/22/2013) [-]
we have up to 30 students in one class, its ******* crazy
#18 - limegreentomatoes
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Actually, we do have homework.
#52 to #18 - themikhee
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(03/22/2013) [-]
yeah, but the ammount is low compared to other countries you silly. :)
#11 - kirigaya
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(03/22/2013) [-]
in reality european countries do not look to Finland, yes they do good in PISA test, but what is way more spectacular is Canada. Canada was way down in PISA tests, only like 10 years ago, and now improved ALOT. thus it's more exciting if you want to improve your schools, look to those who do improve, not those who just stay at top. Especially since 1 teacher per twelve student, how expensive is that for the state?
#46 to #11 - nunuman
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Who the hell thumbed you down? Thats just not fair, and yes the world does infact look at Canada when it comes to education, right now theres a big debate about school system and teachers going on in Denmark, and Canada is like the glorified goal to reach. So kudos to them!
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#6 - analrapevictim
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(03/22/2013) [-]
The PISA thing, they exclude the students with low scores from the statistics I've heard... So that's ********, if I'm correct...

No, I don't have any sources, my mom told me(she's a teacher)...
#10 to #6 - kirigaya
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(03/22/2013) [-]
maybe in some countries, but as a danish teacher i can vow that this is definetly not true. In Denmark
#28 to #10 - analrapevictim
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(03/22/2013) [-]
I was talking about Finland now, don't know about it anywhere else...
#199 - nomiscaveman
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Finn here, I know for a fact that teachers are NOT as esteemed as doctors and lawyers! Not even close.
#150 - guiguito
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(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.