Should The World Adopt Finland's Education System?

  • Published on Nov 8, 2015
  • Starting age is 7, days last no longer than 5 hours (which typically start at around 9-9:30 AM), 15 minute breaks in between lessons, segregation by one's ability is illegal, one formal examination in a student's entire primary and secondary school career; yet Finnish students have been proven to be one of the highest scoring group of individuals worldwide in regards to academics, so surely Finland must be doing something right.
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  • Ben Albert
    Ben Albert 16 days ago

    Australia really need to adopt this system

  • Keena Duffy
    Keena Duffy 26 days ago

    I was interested in learning more so i took some notes then made a video about the Finnish education system, I compared it to my experience of education in Ireland. :)

  • white riding hood
    white riding hood 29 days ago

    I am offended.Soviet union attacked Finland to make it socialist. Finland heroicly fighted back. Many ppl gave their lives for Finland's independence and freedom and they
    made it. Finland kept both off them with high cost.
    World economic forum conference in Switzerland Davos ranked Finland the best country 2019.
    For instance:
    The best freedom off the Press
    The best freedom off religion
    The best freedom off moving on
    Peecentualy making most good (Finland has only 5,5 milloin pl)
    Deal with that.
    No use to be jealous!
    When have socialist countries achived that?

  • Duarte Coelho
    Duarte Coelho Month ago +1


  • Serene
    Serene Month ago

    very well articulated argument!

  • crash123
    crash123 2 months ago

    I'm currently on exchange in America from Finland and I can tell you a few things of what I think are different.
    1)In America teachers are considered an authority, they demand respect and are addressed as mr, mrs and miss. In Finland the relationship is different. Most teachers don't expect you to think of them as an authority (well in some sense yes but they don't think themselves as this all knowing power, they're also the student's friend)
    2)the attitude with the students is so different. When I started school here it felt like I was back in middle school because some students just don't care.
    3)I feel like Finns learn more stuff faster. In my math class here I have not learned anything new because we went through all the material in middle school. It's a college level math class too!
    4)I took the SATs and those are stressful. I could not imagine being an actual american because then my score would have mattered.
    I can't think of anything else at the moment

  • Mark Ass Brownlee
    Mark Ass Brownlee 2 months ago +1

    Enter Classroom in the U.S:
    Hey what u-....
    Enter Classroom in Suomi:
    Hello Children how was your weekend? Lets get started....

  • Leisure Club
    Leisure Club 2 months ago

    Education has become a business Industry in Countries like Pakistan, India etc..

  • John Doe
    John Doe 2 months ago

    Simple answer 'COMMON CORE.

  • Pi ra
    Pi ra 2 months ago

    Debunking facts:
    1.yes we start the year we turn seven but most kids go to preschool a year before that

  • iamjohnporter67
    iamjohnporter67 2 months ago

    America Schools have been broken, outdated, and ineffective.

  • Elli Kisu
    Elli Kisu 2 months ago

    My school usually starts from 09:00 or 10:00 or 08:00, and it would end at 13:00 or 14:00
    And i'm at 5th grade in Finland.

  • Theodore Sternberg
    Theodore Sternberg 2 months ago

    Finland has become the new Sweden - the magical land with solutions to America's problems. Today, Sweden is too busy being the world's rape capital, to keep up its busy schedule of virtue signaling. I'm happy to be rid of sanctimonious preaching Sweden, and as far as I'm concerned Finland can't go the same way soon enough.

  • Big blue whale
    Big blue whale 3 months ago

    Finland is NOT a socialist country. It is a capitalist coumtry. My goodnes it was fighting for it's freedom and stayed independent.

  • Infinity Beyond
    Infinity Beyond 3 months ago

    Love you buddy .you are so clear on the topic .I am getting frustrated of wbbse indian education .and will make a similar video for influencing those charges

  • romeas100
    romeas100 3 months ago

    US 325,7 miljoner Population...Finn 5,5 m

  • Anton Lehtonen
    Anton Lehtonen 4 months ago

    I hope it's not true that people think of us as being a socialist country.😂

  • Every Day
    Every Day 4 months ago


  • sisu
    sisu 4 months ago

    I had school 3 Hours yesterday and i felt like im dead

  • 5harmony the best
    5harmony the best 4 months ago

    my school starts at 7:30 to 12:00 or 11:30 and we will go to home and go to school again at 1:00 and ends at 4:30 or 5:00

  • Noah Riihinen
    Noah Riihinen 4 months ago

    I am from finland so I can correct you 10 min of homework not 30 min

  • Colin Miller
    Colin Miller 4 months ago


  • Ng Chin Sun
    Ng Chin Sun 4 months ago

    You have two interesting points that I agree with. One, the Finnish culture has a strong influence on their education system. Two, we cannot fully copy this education system. Anyway, your comparison is enriching and educational.

  • M o b i i l i !
    M o b i i l i ! 4 months ago

    I do homeworks for four hours.,.,.

    Im from Finland

    And school starts at 8.15 usually, and as an eighth grader my school days last from six hours to eight hours a day

  • Indonesiaku Indah
    Indonesiaku Indah 5 months ago


  • kristian azur
    kristian azur 6 months ago

    Here in The Philippines if the "Maestra o Maestro" are mad It is possible you can't have Lunch😂😂😂🇵🇭🇵🇭

  • keereekee
    keereekee 6 months ago

    This is an excellent summary & very astute. One suggestion, however, for future videos is that you maintain graphics on the screen for, say, up to 10 seconds, rather than flashing them on the screen so briefly. It takes awhile (longer than a novice video editor might intuitively assume) for most people to read simple lines of text if they can't already anticipate what they say. For complex infographics, it takes much longer. Adding graphic interludes provides a nice visual variety, as well. At any rate, thanks for the great video.

    V2PLAYZ 7 months ago

    They have to pay 60% of their income as taxes which is crazy

  • Aint _Nerd
    Aint _Nerd 7 months ago +1

    45 min lessons. 15 min brakes, 30 min brake at lunch time. We go to school at 8.10 or 9.00 (or 10.00, 1-6th grade only, 7 or above very rare) We get out of school at (12.00 rare to 7 or above) or 1.00 or 2.00 or 3.00 or (4.00 rarely)

  • Linda Camel
    Linda Camel 7 months ago

    So inspiring especially when i’ve just finished watching couple of videos blindly praising Finland’s edu system. Finland’s system is typically not suitable for large populated countries like the States, China and Japan not only because the long text-based edu history but also because the number of Students. I think education system is functioning somehow different in these countries.

  • _bella21
    _bella21 7 months ago

    i’m in 6th grade in the US. my school starts at 7:45, and if you’re not there by 8am sharp you are counted tardy, which gets you a lunch detention. we have 7 classes, each about 50 minutes. we have lunch at 10:50-11:25am and the food is pretty bad. math is blocked, which means it’s 2 periods long. we have 4 minutes in between classes and if we get there after the bell rings we’re tardy and we get lunch detention. for homework i’m not gonna lie it’s not much. about half a hour on average but i know friends that go to different schools who have it way worse. school ends at 4pm

  • XO SecretGirl
    XO SecretGirl 7 months ago

    My hope for Malaysia:
    I really hope Malaysia will learn from Finland's education system so that the Malaysian kids can have a better and improved education life someday.

  • No Gamer
    No Gamer 8 months ago

    Should I move to Finland now ?

  • blackpink group susa
    blackpink group susa 8 months ago

    Thanks im watching this because its on my home work

  • Audrey Lee
    Audrey Lee 8 months ago

    Our school system is not really good there is much to improve and just now I saw we are the number 3 in worlds most efficient educational systems (Czech Republic)
    If ČR is up at the top, I can’t even imagine what the other systems look like

  • Abdulaziz Alshaikh
    Abdulaziz Alshaikh 8 months ago

    In Saudi Arabia my school starts at 6:45 and ends at 1:15, we have 2 brakes both are 15 mins

    • ward Kh
      ward Kh 4 months ago

      bro my school starts at like 7:45 and ends at 2:15

  • Paweł Wolnicki
    Paweł Wolnicki 11 months ago

    culture depends how system runs

  • TheKeithvidz
    TheKeithvidz 11 months ago

    way more humane than #1 south korea and its high suicide rate.

  • vineet yadav
    vineet yadav 11 months ago

    I'm from INDIA Oh you all are lucky my school starts at 7:20 and a 30:00 min prayer held everyday and 7:50 1st period starts and continuously 4 periods of 35 mins and lunch break of 20 mins and school ends at 2:10 for girls and 2:25 for boys. We are not allowed to sit with a girl or classes are different. We cant get even a min to play and my school is like a company who produce stupids every year and train beginner students.

  • Finnish Mapper
    Finnish Mapper 11 months ago

    I started school at 6 years old born in october

  • OZMX
    OZMX 11 months ago


  • Raxiu
    Raxiu Year ago

    finland is not a socialist country

  • John Lewis
    John Lewis Year ago

    Money is the problem with US schools. Money kills the school system

  • Feral Uchicha
    Feral Uchicha Year ago

    Answer to video title: YES PLEASE!

  • Caleb Kirby
    Caleb Kirby Year ago

    Unfortunately, Finland has a different culture and population, so this wouldn't work.

  • An unexamined life

    What does education mean when you lack innovation?

    Absolutely nothing
    The reason why America is such a rich and successful country is because education takes a backseat to innovation. Which ends up with the final result of A students working for B students while C students run the company and D students dedicate the buildings

  • GasMaskGarry
    GasMaskGarry Year ago

    Dude Finland’s education sounds better, American school system fucking sucks

  • L.M.L
    L.M.L Year ago

    My school starts usually 10.15 or 9.15 and end 13.15 or 14.00 and i live in finland, i'm in 7th crade btw

  • Multiplex
    Multiplex Year ago

    I live in the USA, I get on average 5 minutes of homework and I’m in 8th grade.

  • sofia Eklund
    sofia Eklund Year ago

    I'm in 8th grade and have always lived in Finland, when i was younger we did'nt really have any homework and even though we have a LOT more homework now I know other countries have a LOT more homework, still hate homework especially math and the language finnish that every finnish-swedish person in Finland NEEEDS to learn and I have a hard time learning bc we have a shitty teacher... I don't like school and we start at 8:45 and I sit in the bus for about an hour until I get there so that is usually when I do My homework. But there are some stupid ass leaders in this country too and it's sad to watch your country crumble bc they are selfish...🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🇫🇮

  • I'm Hykonfused
    I'm Hykonfused Year ago

    lmao in my country school starts at 8AM to 5:3PM and two 10 minute breaks one in the morning and the other in the afternoon and a one hour lunch break

  • IrelandVonVicious

    As long as the U.S. keeps allowing the dumbest people from other countries to enter our country illegally it will always lag behind others.
    It's probly the number one factor for why U.S. schools are getting worse year over year.
    I noticed it's not even part of the conversation because of political correct BS.

  • lil blubbglubb
    lil blubbglubb Year ago

    The American school system is based of of the industrial revaloution. This makes it the WORST SCHOOL SYSTEM

  • Mai 3
    Mai 3 Year ago

    School in the US always starve me to death. The health food they choose are poor, like they consider pizza as healthy choice when its not, and remind you my stomach isnt good for dairies. Long 7 hours of school and 25 minute of lunch break is draining my energy. Attending school for 12 years just to know they weren't going to graduate me because of a test score that I was only a point away. So, uh, YOU GO FINLAND. Hopefully america opens to this kind of change for the childrens future.

  • S S A
    S S A Year ago

    What about the education system in some of those Asian countries which have higher PISA scores than Finland? They're overly stressful and completely contradicts Finland's education system.

  • iso kasa
    iso kasa Year ago

    at least you didn't say that finland has no homework...

  • Dusty
    Dusty Year ago

    US students are too lax for South Korean grit and high stress, but too lazy (or at least perceived as too lazy) to take charge of their own learning. There needs to be a dramatic shift in the way people perceive students and teachers and learning in general before anything can change.

  • marsu mursu
    marsu mursu Year ago

    Yes! Im from Finland.

  • Steven Weibl
    Steven Weibl Year ago

    Those achievements are only up to 6th grade finland never has statistics beyond 6th grade go ahead ask you won't find it they have problems learning not same as the world and trust and values this guy lies thru his teeth what is there culture they can't Evan tell you the answer, everything this country is not they constantly say they are they are nothing like what this liar says.

  • Elmeri Ojanen
    Elmeri Ojanen Year ago

    Im from finland

  • zoemczoface
    zoemczoface Year ago +2

    I'm in middle school in the US. We start at 7:45, have 9 different classes for 43 minutes each (with 3 minute breaks in between), and one 30 minute class and end at 3:10. Lunch and recess are both 19 minutes. There is 0.5-1.5 hours of homework each day.

  • Legendarydigitize

    Never happening in the philippines because a lot of students are lazy assholes and are downright dishonest cheats
    Trust is nonexistent in this bloody epic fail country
    I know this from several good friends of mine from that country


  • ItsHypex
    ItsHypex Year ago

    No. Finlands school sucks. I hate it. Too much homework and exams..

  • Your Average Stalker

    Thankful to live in Finland.

  • Nurain Robilto
    Nurain Robilto Year ago

    I like the trusted one. Learn with curiosity is better than learning for exam.

  • Theragie 09
    Theragie 09 Year ago

    Don't make videos in the kitchen mate.

  • UwU OwO
    UwU OwO Year ago

    In America we are forced to learn stuff we don't need. So I need to know how to make a Works Cited entry just to get a job as a car salesman.

  • Valtteri
    Valtteri Year ago

    Finlands school are smaller than you dream😞😭

  • NeutralDice
    NeutralDice Year ago

    Well said man
    Supportive school teachers who don’t care only for their salary, that’s uncommon and yet so important

  • Gerry C
    Gerry C Year ago

    And Finland has a small population, that is culturally and ethnically the same
    5.5 million people, population density 17 per sq km. 8.7% unemployment rate, and historically 90+ percent are ethnic Finns and 5+ percent ethnic Swedes. And Nordic Culture is dominant. The weather is sunny during the summers but brutally cold and dark 20 hrs a day during winter.

  • Abbie Kendall
    Abbie Kendall Year ago

    Finland has it sorted.

  • Triumph ova Tragedy
    Triumph ova Tragedy Year ago +1

    America's Freedom is just a word.. they don't want to loose the control of the mind of they're citizens it's a slave system even in schooling and they care nothing of the souls of the people

  • Liberty Prime
    Liberty Prime Year ago

    My school starts at 7am but I have to get up at 6am just to get ready. It goes on till 2:45pm and our only break in the day is a 30minute lunch which was cut down from 45minutes so they could have an hour long class.

  • egal
    egal Year ago

    Your weird accent + the music makes you completely unintelligible

  • Salim Al Kharsa
    Salim Al Kharsa Year ago

    Why are more successful people from the US not Finland. The US system builds people who want to be good Finnish makes everyone equal meaning the level of education drops. In the US if you take all the AP students and have them take those standardized tests that are used, the US system would go up. Finland doesn’t give all those above level courses it gives every one the same course. One important thing you also forgot is in the US there is immigration. They teach in English in the US and when you are consistently getting immigrants who don’t speak English your gonna have to put them in lower development classes which puts a bad reputation on the US

    • kalankoipi
      kalankoipi Year ago

      Sports Highlights & Reviews and because the Us has more people

  • Zenon64
    Zenon64 Year ago

    (Looks at title)
    (Deep breath)


  • Im Just Love
    Im Just Love Year ago

    I dont know why teachers dont protest in the USA...

  • Im Just Love
    Im Just Love Year ago

    This is what i came up with 15 minute breaks after each class

    TECH IN ALL Year ago +3

    Here in india
    Class starts 8.55
    Assembly till 9.15
    1period 45mins 3periods
    12.30 lunch break
    1.20 class starts
    4periods till 3.00
    Class finished
    Special class for underachievers

  • Pushp Raj
    Pushp Raj Year ago

    did you studied Finland ??

  • nshadow888
    nshadow888 Year ago

    USA please adopt Finland education fast! After 3 years, Apple also sell off to OPPO, after that the Apple CEO said, "We done nothing wrong..."

    SWAGGUT2 Year ago

    it takes me average 5-15 mins to do homework

  • Karsyn Mehler
    Karsyn Mehler Year ago

    Fuck man your annoying

  • Bob Rolander
    Bob Rolander Year ago

    America has no cultural values. Americans backstab each other where they can. No trust whatsoever. We are f#cked!

  • Betsy Collins
    Betsy Collins Year ago

    I am thinking that Finland does not include their learners with special needs in their data.....

  • Laur Oras
    Laur Oras Year ago +1

    in estonia its 5precent worse

  • Quiwi Lin Lisolet

    In short: Yes
    *But* it will take a while to overhaul the whole system. Finland pretty much scrapped the old system (because it was deemed pretty much worthless) and started from scratch. It takes time and money to do something like that and the students caught in the middle of all that reform will be fucked.

  • Marco C
    Marco C Year ago

    Could you explain why did you say "fin's system cant be applied in other system?" ty

  • Laura Wedemeyer
    Laura Wedemeyer Year ago

    I am a parent of two children, one in private school and one in a charter/home school. I see both of my children working very hard and having very little social life. Neither of them wants to venture out and have many friends or social time beyond their phone texting. I am sad. I did not grow up like this. I had time to play "until the streetlights came on" and we all went in for dinner. Repeat this every night... a little homework after that. I believe what hit me in this video and Michael Moore's video regarding Finland, was the "Value System" we have in our country. I as a parent, have to think now a little harder about what I want to pass along to my children, some core friendship time...face-to-face time rather than snap-chat remarks and good grades.

  • Araiiiwaaa Oo
    Araiiiwaaa Oo Year ago

    Yep Go Aheaddddd ^^

  • Juho Saarenpää
    Juho Saarenpää Year ago +2


  • Legend 27
    Legend 27 Year ago

    In my school we rarely get homework I’m in 7th grade I’m a proud American

  • Amulet
    Amulet Year ago


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    Yandere Dev put a wideo with nude torso cover with hair - Porn! Remowe it now!
    Some dude masturbate in front of camera by 5 minutes - Ok.

  • Nicole Mak
    Nicole Mak Year ago

    lol in SG there's psle , o levels , a levels ._.

  • Melon ram
    Melon ram Year ago

    Why can't the USA be like this just take out the homework and that's it

  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    I got to school at 7:55 and stay for 9 hours, I live in America

  • Mf 0228807647
    Mf 0228807647 Year ago

    I am Finnish :DD now 14

  • Tj's world
    Tj's world Year ago

    We really need to change the education in the U.S. Politicians want to cut programs in schools like fine arts and lunch instead of trying to improve our education system.

  • ITristan
    ITristan Year ago

    this makes me sad that the world wont change