Why are people looking at Finland? Their students have "consistently scored near or at the top of international assessments regardless of economic or social background, despite spending fewer hours in school that their American counterparts."
Some of the 15 points listed are below, and each point is followed with additional information.
* Schools don't assign much homework.
* Classwork focuses on creativity.
* All schools in Finland are public schools.
* Finland is all about cooperation in education, not competition.
Via Beth Dichter