Finns and Koreans

Flag-Pins-Finland-South-KoreaFinland has the world’s best educational system (by one respected measure).

South Korea is #2.

This NPR story examines both systems and tries to answer this question: Why are we nowhere near the top and could we learn a thing or two from the Finns and Koreans to helps us get there?

Spoiler: There is a striking correlation between student achievement and the pay and status of a society’s teachers!