“mum I’m moving to finland” “okay”
So many things about this that any public school teacher could tell you.
- Kids need recess
- Standardized testing accomplishes nothing, especially when they have to take 4-5 a year
- Individualized attention from teachers is necessary
- SpEd and EBD students do better behavior-wise when their integrated into mainstream classrooms.
But is the government listening?
I say this every time this Finland meme comes up and finally someone on the Atlantic agrees with me.
The reason why this works there and not here (or any place with a non homogenous population) is bc colonizers have no interest in educating the “other” or consider them equals that deserve unfettered access to education. This is why private schools exist. Ppl did not want their kids educated alongside people who they viewed beneath them.
That inequality conversation needs to be addressed first before any progress happens.