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President George W. BushÃ¯Â¿Â½s No Child Left Behind law and President Barack ObamaÃ¯Â¿Â½s Race to the Top program are examples of the global education reform movement. Both promote standardized testing as the most reliable measure of success for students, teachers, and schools; privatization in the form of schools being transferred to private management; standardization of curriculum; and test-based accountability such as merit pay for high scores, closing schools with low scores, and firing educators for low scores.
In contrast, the central aim of Finnish education is the development of each child as a thinking, active, creative person, not the attainment of higher test scores, and the primary strategy of Finnish education is cooperation, not competition. I will consider the Teach for America organizationÃ¯Â¿Â½the subject of Wendy KoppÃ¯Â¿Â½s A Chance to Make HistoryÃ¯Â¿Â½in comparison to the Finnish model in a second article.
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