Thursday, January 19, 2012

This from Dan Rather:

In just 30 years, Finland transformed its school system from one that was mediocre and inequitable, to one that consistently produces some of the world's best students, while virtually eliminating an achievement gap. And they do it without standardized testing.. Dan Rather Reports.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you telling me that some of the top performing countries, the ones that the U.S. is trying to catch up to, don't have standardized tests or state dictacted curriculum. How could this be? It is as though they simply trust their teachers and encourage them to spend all their professional time teaching students using methods which work best for them and the pupils?

How alien and radical! What in the world could they do with all that money that they could be spending on assessment contracts and educational bueracracy?