Submitted by persondem on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 5:03pm
Finland is the current darling of international education. Without subjecting their students to year after year of standardized tests and students not even starting school until age 7, Finnish students are rocking international tests year after year. School administrators from all over the world are flocking to Finland so as to bring the Finnish model back home.
So what do the Finns do that's so unique?
They have highly trained teachers. All have master's degrees paid for by the governemnt. All are paid to attend 2 hours of professional development per week. Most curriculum decisions are left to the local educational authorities. Until high school, student assessment is the province of the classroom teachers, those well trained professionals who have the most contact with students. They give very little homework and actually have unstructured play time for students everyday. Finnish adults actually read books!!
Submitted by JCrain_NCDP on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 1:34pm
It is time you learned the truth about Pat McCrory, the Republican nominee for Governor - he is a puppet. Click below to watch a video that explains it all.
It's true. Pat McCrory is a puppet for powerful special interests. Pat McCrory is looking out for himself and his cronies - he does not have the best interests of the people of North Carolina at heart.
“In their fervor to impose their ideological views on the people of the state of North Carolina, they weakened the safety net for women and children in our state at the very time when we should be working to strengthen it,” Rep. Jennifer Weiss of Cary said of the legislature.
The only way to stop the clock from rolling backwards is to remove these idiots from office, or at least put them back in the minority where their crazy 19th Century ideas won't do any harm.
“Some 1,500 people voted under dead people’s and prisoners’ names from 2008-11, according to Michigan’s auditor general. Many might be clerical errors, but this illustrates the need to ensure accurate voter rolls.”
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson wrote this in a July 2 Times-Heraldcolumn, and she lied.
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