Old article but its being passed around by liberals. Of course some of what they are doing we should do but I laugh when libs say Finland is the "model." Yeah idiots, I bet you TOTALY could have gotten a teacher position when it is MUST that one most be on the top 10% of there class to even think about getting a job. Also, "In 2010, 6,600 applicants vied for 660 primary school training slots." Bleh, I would never want to enter into a profession with that stat., all ideology aside.
Thoughts? If anything we would have a lot less idiots as teachers. I am still not convinced that this is "the answer" for the U.S.