Finland Essay

715 WordsFeb 22, 20133 Pages
A SUMMARY AND 2 “Ninety-three percent of Finland’s graduate from academic or vocational high school. 17.5 percentage points higher than the United States, and 66 percent go on to higher education the highest rate in the European Union” (p.2). The purpose of this essay is to provide a summary and response to “Why are Finland Schools Successful” By Lyn Nell Hancoc. The devotion to the student’s success is to “do whatever it takes to turn young lives around” (p.1).Finland provides for their families and their teachers are so well quiatyfyed. They all have the attitude of “Whatever it takes” (p.1) to provide an education for their students. First, teachers are devoted to their student’s success. When one student “had drifted far off the learning grid,” (p.1). A” Veteran teacher and schools principal, decided to try something extreme” (p.1). So he went the board and discussed the idea of holding the student back. This was the first time this had ever been done. The greatest outcome of holding the student back was by the end of the school year, the student was able to achieve the education he needed to complete the year of school. He was able to read book after book and he was to speak the language. In years to come, after completing his full education, he was able to own not one, but two businesses. He was proud of himself and later he went to the teacher who had helped him to give him his thanks. This student learned with a little hard work and sometimes help, anything is possible. Next Finland provides for its families “it’s almost unheard of for a child to show up hungry or homeless” (p.3). “Finland also provides three years of maternity leave and subsidized day care” (p.3). Finland families receive about one hundred and fifty euros per child seventeen and under. “The schools provide lunches for all the children, they also

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