A couple of links first about the Finnish School system in the Atlantic.
The answers Finland provides seem to run counter to just about everything America’s school reformers are trying to do.
Compare this with an article in the Guardian today US Schools with their own police.
More and more US schools have police patrolling the corridors. Pupils are being arrested for throwing paper planes and failing to pick up crumbs from the canteen floor. Why is the state criminalising normal childhood behaviour?
Having two kids in the Finnish system I’m not sure I agree completely with the ideological thrust of the Atlantic article or that the introduction of Police into some US schools is a cause rather than a symptom of US educational problems but I can say I’m nothing but impressed by what I’ve seen for my own children so far.