Charter Schools

Why the Finnish method is the right way to test students

Why the Finnish method is the right way to test students

To the editor: Like Samuel E. Abrams, I subscribe more to the idea that merit ratings and pay undermine teamwork and to the educational practices in Finland than to the deeds of Betsy DeVos. (“Forget charter schools and vouchers — here are five business ideas school reformers should adopt,” Opinion, Jan. 8)

DeVos, Trump’s nominee to be the next secretary of Education, is unqualified. She was a poor manager of charter schools in her home state of Michigan. As a part-time Michigan resident, I have witnessed...

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