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A Conversation with a Finnish Parent about the U.S. Education System

I recently met with a gentleman who relocated his family from Finland to the United States this summer due to a work assignment. He and his wife have three children, ages 9, 12, and 15, so getting them enrolled and settled into their new school was a top priority for them.

I asked him what he thought of the U.S. schools and how they compared to what his children attended in Finland. His answer didn’t surprise me.

“The teachers at the schools seem very nice, but why is everyone so focused on test scores here?” he replied. “I understand that the schools want to place my children in the correct learning environment, but don’t they realize that test scores aren’t … >>>