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#179 - parralax (03/22/2013) [-]
**parralax rolled a random image posted in comment #1248916 at Friendly **>No homework in Finland
>Finnish students rarely do homework until they're teens
>Implying homework is given to teens
>Also implying there's no homework

Pick one OP, you dick sucking faggot.
#118 - kmichel (03/22/2013) [-]
I also hate that teachers in the US are being forced to adopt government produced lesson plans for each subject, rather than letting teachers develop their own lesson plans. Guides are fine, but actually giving a teacher a plan and making them follow it is a terrible thing I believe. It makes both great and poor teachers average, and takes away their freedom to teach. This would probably kill my motivation if I were a teacher, making me perform even worse.
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User avatar #15 - naamalaama (03/22/2013) [-]
finland mentioned, torilla tavataan!
User avatar #171 - Loppytaffy (03/22/2013) [-]
In Finland, wife carrying is a sport!
User avatar #65 - gayboard ONLINE (03/22/2013) [-]
2006? Geez this is old.

Also, where are the sources?
User avatar #23 - vedgetable ONLINE (03/22/2013) [-]
we have up to 30 students in one class, its ******* crazy
User avatar #18 - limegreentomatoes ONLINE (03/22/2013) [-]
Actually, we do have homework.
User avatar #52 to #18 - themikhee (03/22/2013) [-]
yeah, but the ammount is low compared to other countries you silly. :)
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#198 - gombonator (03/22/2013) [-]
As a Finn, I'd like to make a few points regarding education in Finland:

1. The Finnish educational system is not superior to that of other countries. We simply get less fructose as kids (example: the glucose-fructose-syrope in Coke destroys the brain).

2. Teachers in FInland are not esteemed - in fact, doctors and lawyers pity teachers for they extremely low salaries and the low-tier social status that follows.

3. We have a lot of swear-words. Feeling bad? Perkele vittu saatana jumalauta helvetin kusipäät ei kullin kyrpä.
#212 to #198 - atrumaliger (03/25/2013) [-]
According to Google translate:   
"Goddamn 			*******		 			*******		 			*******		 			*******		 assholes dick is a dick."   
Thanks, Google!
According to Google translate:

"Goddamn ******* ******* ******* ******* assholes dick is a dick."

Thanks, Google!
User avatar #182 - Jackimole (03/22/2013) [-]
Let's just pay all out teachers the extra money we have in our budgets! We've got plenty of money lying around, right?!
User avatar #183 to #182 - Rukioish ONLINE (03/22/2013) [-]
They need to put more money into education, but not just to pay teachers more, so that we can reform the ways our archaic school systems work.
User avatar #186 to #183 - Jackimole (03/22/2013) [-]
You're right, we also have to hire more teachers.
User avatar #190 to #182 - mummyslittlebitch (03/22/2013) [-]
in the military, yeah
#181 - Rascal (03/22/2013) [-]
And then they can go to the US for a degree and get raped by homework . . .
#109 - Rascal (03/22/2013) [-]

oh yea an immigrant

User avatar #90 - AreyouSerious (03/22/2013) [-]
It depends on size, US is much larger then Finland or Sweden so they have the time to nourish every kid's education, but it's also important for every child to be educated so the country isn't taken advantage of the other nations. China pumps out 6 million college graduates a year, that almost the amount of Sweden's entire population
#160 to #90 - morkotlap (03/22/2013) [-]
Finland has actualy almost 50 percent less GDP per capita than the US. Yet they have enough money to afford such education.
User avatar #205 to #160 - AreyouSerious (03/23/2013) [-]
it's a lot of factors, but the American mentality is that if we throw money at a problem it will be solved. Meanwhile, everyone and their mother is taking a cut. Another thing is what we don't value education as highly as Finland and Sweden because that's technically their export. Kids gets educated, they get secure paying jobs, pay taxes back, and repeat. An educated child is the best investment a country can do.
#56 - Rascal (03/22/2013) [-]
I'm a swedish-speaking finn, we are smarter and our schools have much better average grades then the finnish-speaking ones.
U mad perussuomalaiset?
#69 to #56 - Rascal (03/22/2013) [-]
another swedish speaking finn here and i would like to disagree since resent research has shown the complete opposite.
User avatar #59 to #56 - millenia (03/22/2013) [-]
doesn't change the fact you're a dirty mammaknullare

#62 to #59 - Rascal (03/22/2013) [-]
Wow! a Finnish person that speaks English! You don't see that everyday. Hey btw, I probably speak better Finnish then you aswell..
#67 to #62 - Rascal (03/22/2013) [-]
Why are you still living here if you despise finns so much?
#63 to #62 - Rascal (03/22/2013) [-]
I know.. It's supposed to say "than"...
#11 - kirigaya (03/22/2013) [-]
in reality european countries do not look to Finland, yes they do good in PISA test, but what is way more spectacular is Canada. Canada was way down in PISA tests, only like 10 years ago, and now improved ALOT. thus it's more exciting if you want to improve your schools, look to those who do improve, not those who just stay at top. Especially since 1 teacher per twelve student, how expensive is that for the state?
#46 to #11 - nunuman (03/22/2013) [-]
Who the hell thumbed you down? Thats just not fair, and yes the world does infact look at Canada when it comes to education, right now theres a big debate about school system and teachers going on in Denmark, and Canada is like the glorified goal to reach. So kudos to them!
User avatar #136 - mewoveyouwongtime (03/22/2013) [-]
Honestly, if we started to be more like Finland all of a sudden and stopped giving out homework, and giving more free-time, our failure rate would rise higher than it already is. Not only that but they've failed to mention that most European schools have longer school days, some going as long as till 5PM. Also, I'm not sure, but i think the reason why they do better with little homework and more free-time is because they don't need help when it comes to learning a subject. I know several students in my classes that do all their homework and still manage to get a D on a test while others that rarely do any, get A's because they're well learners.
User avatar #148 to #136 - neverbeing (03/22/2013) [-]
and to be honest, I think it's a bad education system if the students do not have enough time for themselves. If they're not motivated enough, well **** , it's their problem if they don't want to be employed or something that they dreamed of becoming.
#159 to #136 - tehphire (03/22/2013) [-]
>I know several students in my classes that do all their homework and still manage to get a D on a test while others that rarely do any, get A's because they're well learners.
> while others that rarely do any, get A's because they're well learners.
>get A's because they're well learners.
>well learners
User avatar #146 to #136 - neverbeing (03/22/2013) [-]
it's not like we are better students here in Finland because we get less homework. Actually the amount of homework in high school is moderately high. but here in Finland the appreciation towards education is much higher than in almost any country compared (lets forget the asians). When it comes to the finals in my school, all my friends (me included) are studying like months before the actual exam because we WANT to be in the top 5% of the students who get the best score (Laudatur).
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#170 to #168 - ironfistballcrush (03/22/2013) [-]
How can one became a teacher withour Master's Degree? You can't became teacher without it in Poland.
User avatar #172 to #170 - hankhillofthe ONLINE (03/22/2013) [-]
I have friends who graduated 2 years ago that are already teaching classes at my school.

It may depend on what you're teaching, but my sister is now a Physical Education teacher, and all she had to do to be able to teach in West Virginia is take a test.
#177 to #172 - ironfistballcrush (03/22/2013) [-]
I don't know your law, but I think it, as you said, it depends on what you want to teach. It is even hard to imagine a person without degree, who teach eg. maths or chemistry.
#178 to #177 - hankhillofthe ONLINE (03/22/2013) [-]
kthx ima go hide from the red thumbs now

kthx ima go hide from the red thumbs now
User avatar #128 - aabbccddeeffgghhii (03/22/2013) [-]
Yeah, we could. Lets KILL millions of children to get that 1-12 ratio Finland has! I'd say thats that biggest contributor. A masters degree is amazing, but its WASTED on 3-16 year olds and only comes into play in college years, because 3-16 is so basic compared to a masters degree. A better ratio is much more valuable than ANYTHING else mentioned in this, yes no homework is nice but not essential. Remember when you were a kid, or remember earlier today if you still are. Didn't things just click in your head better when a teacher sat next to your table and asked you question? Well, thats basically whats happening in finland constantly. Thats why its so great, it has a small population.
User avatar #144 to #128 - oceanmist (03/22/2013) [-]
Yes killing more childeren is the solution, not getting more teachers.
User avatar #149 to #144 - aabbccddeeffgghhii (03/22/2013) [-]
*Sarcasm* And if we could get more teachers, we would by now. Large numbers isnt a new issue, its about a decade old at this point*
User avatar #6 - analrapevictim (03/22/2013) [-]
The PISA thing, they exclude the students with low scores from the statistics I've heard... So that's ******** , if I'm correct...

No, I don't have any sources, my mom told me(she's a teacher)...
#10 to #6 - kirigaya (03/22/2013) [-]
maybe in some countries, but as a danish teacher i can vow that this is definetly not true. In Denmark
User avatar #28 to #10 - analrapevictim (03/22/2013) [-]
I was talking about Finland now, don't know about it anywhere else...
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