Equity First

Decades ago, when the Finnish school system was badly in need of reform, the goal of the program that Finland instituted, resulting in so much success today, was never excellence. It was equity.

From Anu Partane’s Atlantic article, “What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success.”


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2 responses to “Equity First

  1. Thank you for posting this article, Monica. I will be using it. The only program in our entire school system, to the best of my knowledge, that is working this year without a single penny in the district budget is our library media center programs. In a district with more than 40% on free and reduced lunch, in my mind, equity has become an issue.


  2. What would it take to get Americans to follow Finland’s example? Give them some food, give them all an equal chance for an education, eliminate the letter grades and standardized tests, and watch them soar.


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