Imagine high school without valedictorians, cramming for tests or hours of homework each night.
That’s what school is like in Finland, which has one of the highest ranked education systems in the world. It’s one of the top five ranked by Pearson, an education and publishing company. Although its rank in the OECD’s PISA went down in 2013, it has consistently ranked among the top in the survey since 2000.
Meanwhile, the U.S. system, with all its Harvard hopefuls and AP class students, tested average.
my high school didn’t have an official valedictorian / class rankings. didn’t change much