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User avatar #182 - Jackimole (03/22/2013) [+] (3 replies)
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
#179 - parralax (03/22/2013) [-]
**parralax rolled a random image posted in comment #1248916 at Friendly **>No homework in Finland
>Finnish students rarely do homework until they're teens
>Implying homework is given to teens
>Also implying there's no homework

Pick one OP, you dick sucking faggot.
User avatar #128 - aabbccddeeffgghhii (03/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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.
User avatar #144 to #128 - oceanmist (03/22/2013) [-]
Yes killing more childeren is the solution, not getting more teachers.
#118 - kmichel (03/22/2013) [-]
I also hate that teachers in the US are being forced to adopt government produced lesson plans for each subject, rather than letting teachers develop their own lesson plans. Guides are fine, but actually giving a teacher a plan and making them follow it is a terrible thing I believe. It makes both great and poor teachers average, and takes away their freedom to teach. This would probably kill my motivation if I were a teacher, making me perform even worse.
#98 - icameheretotroll (03/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
User avatar #14 - PrismaLowell (03/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Now tell me how much larger is the US's population compared to Finland's?
User avatar #61 to #14 - vanhoutte (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 (03/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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 (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!
User avatar #171 - Loppytaffy (03/22/2013) [-]
In Finland, wife carrying is a sport!
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#170 to #168 - ironfistballcrush (03/22/2013) [-]
How can one became a teacher withour Master's Degree? You can't became teacher without it in Poland.
User avatar #136 - mewoveyouwongtime (03/22/2013) [+] (3 replies)
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).
User avatar #90 - AreyouSerious (03/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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 #65 - gayboard (03/22/2013) [-]
2006? Geez this is old.

Also, where are the sources?
#56 - anonexplains (03/22/2013) [+] (5 replies)
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?
User avatar #59 to #56 - millenia (03/22/2013) [-]
doesn't change the fact you're a dirty mammaknullare

User avatar #23 - vedgetable (03/22/2013) [-]
we have up to 30 students in one class, its ******* crazy
User avatar #18 - limegreentomatoes (03/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Actually, we do have homework.
#11 - kirigaya (03/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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 (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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User avatar #6 - analrapevictim (03/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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 (03/22/2013) [-]
maybe in some countries, but as a danish teacher i can vow that this is definetly not true. In Denmark
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