Monday, February 21, 2011

Finland's Educational Reforms Compared to the United States

I found this article in the New Republic comparing the education systems in Finland and the United States interesting. "...Finnish teachers earn very competitive salaries: High school teachers with 15 years of experience make 102 percent of what their fellow university graduates do. In the United States, by contrast, they earn just 65 percent....Though, unlike U.S. education reformers, Finnish authorities haven’t outsourced school management to for-profit or non-profit organizations, implemented merit pay, or ranked teachers and schools according to test results, they’ve made excellent use of business strategies."

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