Hero: Finland’s Education System

  • 43 percent of Finnish high-school students go to vocational schools
  • Teachers are selected from the top 10% of graduates.
  • Teachers are effectively given the same status as doctors and lawyers.

  • In an international standardized measurement in 2001, Finnish children came top or very close to the top for science, reading and mathematics. It’s consistently come top or very near every time since.

(Source: OECD/PISA)

  • The school system is 100% state funded.

26 Amazing Facts About Finland’s Unorthodox Education System

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/finland-education-school-2011-12?op=1#ixzz2EMO7iwyh

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