A Better System : Finland Vs. United States Education System

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A Better System: Finland vs. United States Education System The American education has tried to make recent changes to accommodate higher education and learning by implementing Common Core Standards. According to “The Common Core State Standards” magazine by Allison Jones and Jaqueline King, “Common Core Standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life…” (Jones and King 37). Although the common core emphasizes these values, it is still an ongoing process with some issues. On the other hand, Finland focuses on these values and invests in the future of their country through their education system. Finland is ranked as one of the best educational systems in the world and uses different approaches to ensure the success of their students. Both countries have strengths and weaknesses in their education system, overall, Finland has a better education system than United States and by implementing some of the Finnish approaches the American education can be more successful.
In Kelly Lynch’s report “A Comparison of the American Common Core State Standards with the Finnish Educational System,” Lynch examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Finnish and United States educational systems. She discusses the ways to incorporate Finnish practices to improve education in America. Lynch believes that “…incorporating some of Finland’s best practices into the American curriculum may…

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