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Which country’s primary education model is the best?

Answer by Niveth Richard:

It’s Finland’s Education model.
The best out there. period.

  1. Finnish children don’t start school until they are 7.
  2. Compared with other systems, they rarely take exams or do homework until they are well into their teens.
  3. The children are not measured at all for the first six years of their education
  4. There is only one mandatory standardized test in Finland, taken when children are 16.
  5. All children, clever or not, are taught in the same classrooms.
  6. 30 percent of children receive extra help during their first nine years of school.
  7. 66 percent of students go to college.
  8. The difference between weakest and strongest students is the smallest in the World.
  9. Science classes are capped at 16 students so that they may perform practical experiments every class.
  10. 93 percent of Finns graduate from high school.
  11. Teachers only spend 4 hours a day in the classroom, and take 2 hours a week for “professional development”.
  12. Finland has the same amount of teachers as New York City, but far fewer students.
  13. The school system is 100% state funded.
  14. All teachers in Finland must have a masters degree, which is fully subsidized.
  15. The national curriculum is only broad guidelines.
  16. Teachers are selected from the top 10% of graduates.
  17. There is no merit pay for teachers
  18. Teachers are effectively given the same status as doctors and lawyers

Which country’s primary education model is the best?


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