Finnish Excellence

A heartwarming account of education in Finland, where they start schooling at 7, all attend comprehensive schools, don’t have league tables or uniform, and charging school fees is illegal. And there was something else…what was it? Oh yes. They’re the best in the world.

Wonderful low key quote: “We never aimed to be the best in education, only to have good schools for all.” Gove, like Blair, thinks you get to the top by describing yourself as “world-class.” The Finns, who actually are world-class, know better.