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Finnish educational system

The Finnish educational system is a worldwide reference because of the success of their students on standardized tests of academic performance, especially in the PISA test. It is studied and analysed from university as a paradigmatic model of education. Among the factors considered in determining their success, we can point out the following: Almost the entire educational system is public (from primary school to university). The percentage of private schools and Catholics is less than 5% of the total. The system is free in all its aspects: transportation, textbooks, school meals and everything needed for the education of the student. Ratios per classroom are similar to Spanish ratios but there are sufficient human and material for the needs of each specific course and/or student could demand. There is a strong educational community in which everybody is aware of the importance of education. Parents have great influence on the governance of schools and regularly perform all kinds of meetings, meals, celebrations, etc. in order to establish themselves as a group with similar interests: the prosperity of their children and society. Politically, education is a matter of state in which there is consensus among political groups when legislating, thus avoiding any possible partisan interpretation of education. The budget spent on education is above the OECD average (3.9%). 6.8% of GDP in 2010, according to World Bank data. However, there is an "obsessive" tendency to identify the Finnish model as the educational ideal par excellence. We should not forget that each educational system is the result of cultural and social influence of the country where someone is born. It would be childish to fall into the temptation to "transport" to other contexts without regard to these two fundamental factors. In essence, the Finnish system is quite similar to Spanish. Especially in the correlation between increased education and directivity of spaces and educational times. The higher level or course, the lower degree of interaction between subjects.