We need to take a good long look at how they’re educating their children in Finland. These children consistently rank at or near the top on international tests in math, science and reading. Formal education doesn’t start until 7 years old, and exams and homework are rarely given before the children are well into their teens. They have a strong preschool system in place for all Finnish children. When they start school at aged 7, they are ready to learn. There’s no “race to the top” for these children. Races have winners and losers. In Finland, pretty much all children win.
Read 26 Amazing Facts About Finland’s Unorthodox Education System by Adam Taylor in “Business Insider.”