Finland's appreciation for teachers is model for US state

08/31/2011 | CNN

A US state is modelling its education system after Finland's, particularly the country's support for its teachers. Officials say Finland, which frequently tops international education rankings, considers teaching to be an honourable profession -- on par with that of doctors and lawyers in the US. Teachers also are rewarded for experience and training, and teachers unions have a hand in helping to draft education policies.

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