Schools We Can Envy     Print
Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Schools We Can Envy by Diane Ravitch in The New York Review of Books. Finland's school system is a world class success story -- and perhaps a model? -- for improving public schools. Unlike the U.S. and many European nations' reliance on pupils' test scores as a guide to teachers' performance, Finland's emphasis on investment in teacher training largely avoids the risks of overemphasis on standardized testing. Recommended by European Affairs. (2/22)