Schools That Work Because…

…its teachers are trusted to do whatever it takes to turn young lives around.

That’s from Smithsonian Magazine’s  “Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful?”  There’s more too; the whole article is wonderful if sad in the sense that Finland feels like in a country in another universe from ours.

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  1. I have shared this on Facebook with the following comment: Thank you, Monica Edinger, for pointing out this article. The phrase “…its teachers are trusted to do whatever it takes to turn young lives around.” is haunting and an illusion we’ve clung to as reality in this country far too long. As a nation we are not placing that trust, are we?

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    • Thanks, Carol. I am so lucky to be in a school where I am trusted, but that is pretty darn rare in this country. I wouldn’t be teaching if I was treated at school the way I’m treated by too many politicians, pundits, and others who get all the media airspace these days.

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