How Finland became an education leader

Harvard professor Tony Wagner explains how the nation achieved extraordinary successes by deemphasizing testing, Salon reports. How has one industrialized country created one of the world’s most successful education systems in a way that is completely hostile to testing? That’s the question asked–and answered–in a new documentary called “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System.” Examining the nation with one of the most comparatively successful education systems on the planet, the film contradicts the test-obsessed, teacher-demonizing orthodoxy of education “reform” that now dominates America’s political debate…

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