The Scandinavian School System

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Many believe that the Scandinavian school system is a superior school system to the one in North America. In many aspects, I believe this is true due to the fact that in many nordic countries the school system is being constantly updated. While here in North America, our school system has been the same for decades and is now outdated. According to an international ranking of OECD countries, the U.S. education system is mediocre compared to the rest of the world. Also according to this ranking, Scandinavian countries rank above average in most of the recognized categories such as science, math, reading and etc. In this paper, we will examine how these two school systems differ and why is it that North America’s school system is so outdated compared…show more content…
This would be put into action by restructuring our educational system as Finland did. We should not exactly copy Finland, but take what's working from there and implement it the best we can to better educate our children. The differences between school systems are bigger than we even thought. The Scandinavian countries are already a few steps ahead of us and we need to catch up soon before it's too late. To ensure that this educational movement takes place, It is time for the population to speak up, we need the government to realize we are falling behind. Our generation is being wasted in a classroom with no freedom and students don't have the ability to express themselves like in Scandinavian…show more content…
With all these differences in mind, both territories have a very different culture but that doesn't mean the education system should be this different. Nordic countries took the objective to change their academic curriculum ever since the second world war while in North America we've had the same curriculum since decades ago. With Finland dominating the US in every school category mentioned, how is it possible for them not to take action against this. How is it possible that Finland can pay their teachers more with such a smaller population? With such a big nation with so much power compared to a developing country this shouldn't be happening. This is why we believe it is tie for the population to speak up and let the government know it is time for change. If change doesn’t come soon, our population will fall behind other nations and that is the last thing developed countries want. With this new culture and all this new technology developing, how would you feel if your future children were stuck in the same exact schooling system that you were
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