Decades ago, when the Finnish school system was badly in need of reform, the goal of the program that Finland instituted, resulting in so much success today, was never excellence. It was equity. –Anu Partanen

Is it a contradiction that I simultaneously feel so positive about this article, and so grateful for my wonderful, private, education? Maybe not. Maybe I just think everyone should have what I had, and that there’s no good reason everyone can’t.

(Thanks, Anna!)