This morning, a little slideshow about Finland, home to one of the world's best school systems, from start to finish (no pun intended).
Highlights include the fact that kids start formal education much later, have more individual support earlier and for longer, have the same high standards regardless of level and take only one standardized test.
Detractors note Finland's homogeneous population as the reason why Finland does so much better than the US, but when compared with other, similarly populated countries, Finland still surpasses them. So piffle.
We have a lot to learn.