- Apr 6, 2010
It is a reasonable question and one I alluded to in the OP. Given the "better" education what has this done for Finnish society. It shouldn't just be measured in economic outcomes but also social outcomes - crime etc. But even if that is not demonstrably that much better than some of the better performing countries if it doesn't make them worse the education system sounds far more fulfilling.A deep question. But is your admiration of the Finnish education system at all influenced by their economic success? Their remarkable innovation and success with Nokia might be a one-hit wonder. If they can repeat it and make a comeback now that Samsung and Apple and HTC and Google and lots of others are taking over the show... until then I'll reserve opinion.
Note that if their education is so wonderful, and all these bright new Finns have come through their bright shiny education, they should walk it, no?
As I said before I did pay for my children's education but it was still mainly about rote learning and exams and competitiveness.