Un Mirey + Cámara + Idea Poderosa = El Uno Porciento

Si quieres ver un documental que literalmente se meta hasta la cocina del exclusivo círculo que se enriquece exponencialmente generación tras generación y que guarda la mayor parte de la riqueza en Estados Unidos, no te puedes perder éste trabajo realizado por el heredero de imperio Johnson & Johson.

Top education is cooperation

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Wouldn’t it be nice that schools were spaces where kids have free meals, access to health care, physoclogical counseling, student guidance but most importantly nobody gives weight to competing but cooperating? Apparently this is working in Finland. Here’s a really interesting article by Anu Partanen about how Finnish students are among the best.

Here are some secrets:

1. Cooperation vs.  Competition. “There are no lists of best schools or teachers in Finland. The main driver of education policy is not competition between teachers and between schools, but cooperation. Their aim is that schools should be healthy, safe environments for children”.

2. Public education vs. Private. All schools even the independent ones are publicly financed. Charging tuition fees is not allowed.

3. No accountability for teachers. “Finland teachers and administrators are given prestige, decent pay, and a lot of responsibility”.

4. Equity vs. Excellence. “Education has been seen first and foremost not as a way to produce star performers, but as an instrument to even out social inequality”.

5. No standardized test for children.  Instead they get assessed using independent tests teachers create themselves.

6. Less homework, more creative play for kids. Be immersed and surprised by the fun side of knowledge during school time and use homework time to be spent enriching life with other activities.

What would you add to the list and why?