Why Finland's schools outperform most others across the developed world | 7.30

Finland has an economy and a population about the fifth the size of Australia's. But its schools consistently outperform ours and most others across the developed world.
Children in Finland don't begin school until the age of seven and they're only in classrooms half the time of their Australian counterparts.

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+1 1. Judge-Jake commented 176 days ago

One thing that is immediately obvious is that the classroom seems to be made of of 100% Finn Children. Here in the Uk the average classroom is 80% full of children from other countries who can't even speak English. This Finnish school looks to be absolutely brilliant ours in comparison is full of kids that don't want to learn, won't learn and don't give a flying feck for education and neither do their parents. If I were a parent these days I would move my children to Finland.
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+1 2. thundersnow commented 176 days ago

#1 I would not just move my children there, I would move myself there as well. And yes, I agree, it's mostly the parents who don't spend time with their children satisfying their urge to learn by exposing them to many different things that are a part of our world.
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0 3. ughlah commented 174 days ago

#1 Is this some racial superiority thing, like the foreign kids are to stupid to learn the language before school? Or are their parents to blame? Or do you think that 80% of kids just recently entered england?

Yes, we do need to make sure that all children know the language before school, but if you think the ability to learn, called iq, is higher in english kids you have fallen for the racial propaganda.

It is true we have problems with ghettos where people see themselves chanceless and that gets inherited by their kids. Per se all kids are equally lazy and equally clever.

We have social problems not racial problems! It is poison for out society if our words can be misunderstood or have the same level of ambiguity as your post.

If anything we need programs to teach the language to the kids early on and programs to give foreigners equal (not better!) chances on the job market, if you want to get rid of the problem.

And here is what the right wings are best at. They don’t want the foreigners in „their“ jobs, thus creating the problem, then complain about the results, and if the lowest class jobs should be filled by anyone else but foreigners they complain again.

Decide what you want and come up with a solution before you disrespect people!
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+2 4. jaikku commented 173 days ago

#1, #2 one of the reasons people just do not move here, even though we have the easiest visa systems I know of, is the weather. Don't get me wrong our summer is sweet but polar night a.i darkness that consumes us in winter takes a heavy toll. I have witnessed how the non-finnish citizens mood and energy changes over time due to lack of sunlight. Supplementary vitamin D helps but some people just cannot cope with the relentless darkness and in the summer the midnight sun keeps us up all night.
#3 JJ was making a sound point here, I believe it had nothing to do with racism. Finland has less refugees since we have less population to begin with and like I mentioned earlier.... who want's to live 6 months a year in pitch black darkness? And I have noticed a lot of foreigners just enjoying the benefits and not caring about education. Partly if they move to a country that has no war from a country in constant termoil. It's hard not to want luxury after mahem and poverty.
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0 5. thundersnow commented 173 days ago

#4 I have never lived in those northern areas, but would much rather live there than on any tropical island or anything further south than where I already live. As long as there is lots of snow, I would be okay living that far north. :)<3
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0 6. snotraddict commented 171 days ago

5:55 "Finland is a vastly different country with a tiny homogeneous society." In reality, that is undeniably a pretty big advantage.

#3 That's clearly what #1 was saying. Maybe not to your liking, but it is what it is. For some reason, some people have to make everything about race.

#5 Snow is different than no sun. The absence of sun affects people's psyche pretty harshly. Some obviously more than others, but it's a real problem in areas like that.