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Finland figured out the secrets to designing perfect schools — and the US can never replicate them

Finland's repeated success in national education rankings means there are at least a few lessons the US can learn. But one that it can't replicate — due to old-school mindsets about what education is supposed to look like — is how Finland designs its schools. Finnish schools are increasingly adopting the mindset that flexible, open learning spaces are better than walled-off classrooms, and that mixing students of different ages is better than drawing bright lines between grades.
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