Future archaeologist, obssesed with scuba diving, history, England, and an unhealthy addiction to too many TV shows.
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your-little-cupcake:

witchywomanx:

fantastic-nonsense:

chicketycheckyourprivilege:

militantweasel:

hauntedmarch:

itsthatawesomeperson:

when will america learn….

We won’t learn, because our education system sucks

Instead of treating kids like machines in a factory, being created into obedient workers. It looks like in Finland they’re treated like actual humans.

it’s also because all teachers there have masters’ degrees, and teaching is seen as a prestigious profession like medicine or law.

What’s actually wrong with American schools is not that they’re not like Finnish schools.
What’s wrong with American schools is that they’re an outdated relic of the early 20th century, where the object was to train a child to have the mindset required to work in a factory job long hours of the day, as at the time that mandatory public school was instituted, that was the main expectation of children.
As the industrial age faded and the US entered the era of private sector jobs, the education system failed to reflect that change, and they’re still training us to have the mindset for an industrial job, not a job in today’s job market.
The problem with American schools is not that they’re not like Finnish schools.
The problem with American schools is that they’re preparing us for jobs that no longer exist.

That bold text.. 😔

British schools are pretty much the same. In my school we were taught and told constantly that we would never amount to anything. We were put in to classes with people equal of her skills and we couldn’t gain any higher than the class we were in. For example A class was the smartest and E was the dumbest. I was a C and couldn’t earn any higher than a C grade in my exams which is really hard when you need higher grades to get into a certain college. All those in A and B classes were treated like they were gods where as I was told I would never amount to anything and to not even bother. I now hold 27 qualifications. Two of which are degrees.

your-little-cupcake:

witchywomanx:

fantastic-nonsense:

chicketycheckyourprivilege:

militantweasel:

hauntedmarch:

itsthatawesomeperson:

when will america learn….

We won’t learn, because our education system sucks

Instead of treating kids like machines in a factory, being created into obedient workers. It looks like in Finland they’re treated like actual humans.

it’s also because all teachers there have masters’ degrees, and teaching is seen as a prestigious profession like medicine or law.

What’s actually wrong with American schools is not that they’re not like Finnish schools.

What’s wrong with American schools is that they’re an outdated relic of the early 20th century, where the object was to train a child to have the mindset required to work in a factory job long hours of the day, as at the time that mandatory public school was instituted, that was the main expectation of children.

As the industrial age faded and the US entered the era of private sector jobs, the education system failed to reflect that change, and they’re still training us to have the mindset for an industrial job, not a job in today’s job market.

The problem with American schools is not that they’re not like Finnish schools.

The problem with American schools is that they’re preparing us for jobs that no longer exist.

That bold text.. 😔

British schools are pretty much the same. In my school we were taught and told constantly that we would never amount to anything. We were put in to classes with people equal of her skills and we couldn’t gain any higher than the class we were in. For example A class was the smartest and E was the dumbest. I was a C and couldn’t earn any higher than a C grade in my exams which is really hard when you need higher grades to get into a certain college. All those in A and B classes were treated like they were gods where as I was told I would never amount to anything and to not even bother.

I now hold 27 qualifications. Two of which are degrees.