The United States Department of Education
United States of America

Finland has one of the best education systems in the world. As of 2018, Finland is ranked as the second-best education system world-wide, and the United States doesn't even make the top twenty. Finland was not always ranked as high as it is now. In fact, around the 1960's and 1980's, Finland's education system was on par with The United States'. Finland was not satisfied with this, and thus strived to make the necessary changes that would rank them as one of the highest. One such change was eliminating homework, which gives students more time to themselves and to enjoy their youth while it lasts. Finland's school days and school years are also the shortest of any western country. Less school time results in more time for people to be humans, and socialize, instead of being dehumanized by continuously working all the time. Finland also removed standardized testing. America should learn from Finland's example, and incorporate these changes into the United States education system. When students are taught to standardized tests, like in America, we are only taught and studying material to pass said tests. Then after taking these tests, the information relayed is forgotten. This is not learning. This is testing memorization skills. This needs to change. School should not be about constantly studying to pass all of these tests in order to be successful in life. School should be about finding a passion in learning, and to enjoy it. Let us make a change to the American education system.

We, the undersigned, call on the United States Department of Education to adopt Finland's education system in schools across America.

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The Adopt Finland's Education System in The United States petition to The United States Department of Education was written by Jared Guthrie and is in the category Education at GoPetition.