I agree with all the principals here (obviously) but if you look at the number of students in Finland (600,000) compared to NYC’s students (1.1 million.)
That’s only one city in the US. We have almost double the students. In. One. City.
Clearly this is far easier to accomplish on a smaller scale, but there are certainly steps the rest of the world could take to be more like Finland.
The 6 year old I babysit has homework. SHE’S SIX.
This is amazing. I want it to be a thing. I kinda wanna move to Finland.
(Also for what it’s worth, having a larger population also means having a larger number of individuals to pull teachers from… the ratio of students to teachers is a proportion; it’s possible on a large scale too, if we put more money towards education expenses.)