Who is one of the top countries in the World education-wise? Finland. How do they do it? Shorter school days, less homework, as little measuring and testing as possible, and a flexible curriculum. Say What?!  In the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey, Finland placed third in mathematics, second in science literacy, and second in reading.  With Asian countries, like South Korea and Singapore, being Finland’s only real rivals—and the way they teach is more of a learn-it-or-die approach which would only make the Finns cringe.  The United States on the other hand placed around average on its science and mathematics scores and 15th in reading.  Wa-Wa-Waaaaa.

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