Given the resounding statement from the US electorate that they are seeking change I wonder if the Finnish way of educating children might be one of the approaches that the USA should look at adopting?
Finland vs America is simply socialism vs capitalism. The Finnish are running their public education system according to the model of democratic socialism (in case you didn’t know, democratic socialism is what Marx was advocating).
In Finland, their social democracy doesn’t encourage or prioritize capitalist competition but instead encourages and prioritizes democracy in its best sense. In America, on the other hand, capitalism has had a long history of undermining democracy and hence public good.
It’s not even that Finland is an absolute perfect example of socialism any more than America is an absolute perfect example of capitalism. Rather, the point is that America strives toward a more capitalist worldview and Finland strives toward a more socialist worldview. Two different strivings leading to two very different results.
By the way, if you want to see where children get the best public education in America, just look at the states with high percentages of Scandinavian ethnicities…
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