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So, every single student these days is talking about it – there is no homework in Finland! I guess you are all already packing your bags. But, is having no homework really a smart thing? Well, according to this awesome infographic – it is!High school graduation rate in Finland is at 93 percent, which is fantastic, especially when you compare it to 78 percent in Canada or even less (75 %) in United States of America. Finland also has the highest rate in Europe of students going to college (two o…
Finland's Maternity Box. I first heard about these a few years ago. Infant mortality rates drastically improved after starting this tradition in 1938. Super awesome idea. All you have to do is show that you have received some form of prenatal care. Bonus all around.
Yes Finland's Ed system is interesting. However we need to look at their economic policies before we go all crazy for their Ed system. They have a smaller than 3% child poverty rate, while ours is 22%. This more than anything accounts for the difference in performance. Lets not forget that our high performing schools in high income areas (like those in MA) out test most of the world.
Smart Health Talk Pick: A thought to keep in mind.. Really hits home as our radio show is on the air with complete freedom to say what we want w/o censorship. We're one of a few privately owned radio stations. Our owner, Fred Lundgren was a farmer for years. Drove his tractor to Washington DC & back for farmers rights. Can reach people all over the world & special as can say what television can't since sponsor money so big. No big money at our station, but have tried to buy out Fred many times.