The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcC2l8zioIw

There is a country where students start school at a later age and take fewer classes.

There is a country where students enjoy a 3-month summer break and spend less time in school per day.

There is a country where students have barely any homework and are rarely tested.

There is a country where teachers are respected professionals and quickly receive tenure.

There is a country where teachers are rarely evaluated.

There is a country where teachers earns average salaries have a strong union.

There is a country where schools receive modest funding develop their own curriculum.

There is a country where schools research and adopt new technologies.

There is a country where schools have no achievement gap and leave no child behind.

This country ranks at the top of the world by almost every measure.

Welcome to … FINLAND