Sir Ken Robinson mentioned Finland in one of his TED talks - this is worth listening to...
"Finland's educational system. Fascinating thing about three decades ago
Finland has an educational system that is doing terribly and they look
around and they go okay what are we going to do about this, we gotta
revamp the whole thing." Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss the
revolutionary educational system Finland has instituted and the results
of that system on the education of their children.
-- video uploaded by "The Young Turks"
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