Parting gifts…primary school?

We are at the point in our time in Finland at which we are considering what gifts and souvenirs we might take home.  Moomin mugs?  Of course.  Alvar Aalto vase?  Maybe.  Iitala candy dishes?  Perhaps.  Marimekko tote bag?  Hmmm.  A years’ supply of salmiakki?  Sign me up.  What to take home as a remembrance of … More Parting gifts…primary school?

No such thing as a?

Free lunch. If I had to make only one recommendation to American policymakers about how to improve the state of public education based on what I have observed in Finland it would be this: give every kid a free lunch, every day, no questions asked. Give each kid one hot, nutritious meal regardless of family … More No such thing as a?