Saturday, December 06, 2008

Big Media Matt Goes to Helsinki


Kids — I’m off today for a week-long trip to Helsinki, Finland where I and some other DC-based policy thinkers and writers are going to be guests of the Finnish government to learn about their education system.

It would be more fun if Matt wasn't smart enough to know that Finnish educational success has nothing to do with the reactionary reforms he leans toward, thus sparing himself the polite but witheringly condescending responses to inquiries like "Tell us about how high stakes testing and merit pay has led to your success" that I'm sure Finnish educators have honed for such purposes.

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