One of the more critical readers of this blog emailed me in response to my piece comparing education in Finland to that in Israel. I don’t know if he wants me to name him, so I’ll leave him anonymous. He wrote:
Ahem. Let’s try to find a few yardsticks to measure things here. The number of startups here and the number of startups in Finland. The number of unique books published by unique authors. The number of artists. The number of orchestras or dance groups…..The number of Nobel laureates (we have more than China, as well).
You can say what you want about how the edu system doesn’t work – on paper – but by any measure, we have the results to prove otherwise.