BLOG - The President, and the complicated truth
With the tragic deaths and riots in Baltimore and Ferguson focusing attention on poverty through the lens of race, the broader debate on the causes of poverty in the States falls down predictable lines—the decline of culture and family on one side; the failures of the capitalist economic system on the other. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
BLOG - What's happened to Finland's schools?
Educationalists around the world have, over the past decade and a half, tried to figure out what it was that made Finnish education so great, and how they could bring those things to their own countries. Student-led learning, no standardised testing, a system-wide focus on equity, and short school days and years were the often cited secrets to Finland’s—and, presumably, one day everyone else’s—success.