NEA made a powerful statement when it helped host an International Summit on the Teaching Profession last year. CEA leaders attended and were struck by the success of school models in other nations where teachers are empowered.
In places like Finland, Singapore, China, and Canada, teachers have a real voice in developing, monitoring, and setting goals for programs that lead to continuous student success. While a consensus seems to be growing on lessons to be learned from these countries, a Finnish author this week reminds us that responsibility for children’s well being extends beyond the schoolhouse door. Read the author’s account of how striving for social equality plays a key role in that nation’s successful schools.