Finland's schools are publicly funded. Every school has the same national goals and draws from the same pool of university-trained educators. The result is that a Finnish child has a good chance of getting the same quality education no matter whether he or she lives in a rural village or a university town.
Also, why are Finland's schools successful?
Finland has vastly improved in reading, math and science literacy over the past decade in large part because its teachers are trusted to do whatever it takes to turn young lives around. This 13-year-old, Besart Kabashi, received something akin to royal tutoring.
Why Finland has no homework?
Finnish students have some other great perks, along with not having to do homework. In US public schools there are many standardized tests, where in Finland they have almost none. This low ratio gives each student more one on one time with their teacher, which is often a stimulus for growth.
Is Finland education really that good?
Finland is now ranked 12th in math, fifth in science and fourth in reading. (All of those rankings are still well ahead of the United States, which has never been in the top 10 in any of the subject categories. In 2015, U.S. students ranked 4oth in math, 25th in science and 24th in reading.)
Is homework illegal in Finland?
There is no homework in Finland, and hasn't been for years. Check out this infographic ( or see below) for some interesting comparisons between education in Finland and education here in the US.