Finland Is Fundamentally Different: They Are Far Less Brutal

Looking to Finland for answers to America's education situation is like looking to Beverly Hills for answers to our poverty problem.
When the rubes fly off to Finland [to learn how Finland became so educationally successful], there are certain basic questions they can’t get answered there! They can’t learn how Finland dealt with the types of challenges American school systems face. They can’t learn how Finland dealt with such issues, because Finland hasn’t dealt with such issues. Reason? The Finns never spent four hundred years brutalizing a racial minority. And Finland has no immigration.
The Daily Howler

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