Federal ESEA Reauthorization has its eye on Finland.

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Fin­land Fables:
What Tony Rob­bins doesn’t tell you…

Finland heroes fighting the Soviet Union in WWII (Source)

Fin­land heroes fight­ing the Sovi­et Union in WWII (Source)

Fin­land and her peo­ple are no strangers to war. How­ev­er, all these events pre­date the so-called “wel­fare state” that lat­er emerged. This change turned a once strong and proud nation to a shad­ow of its for­mer self.(Source)

You can be pret­ty sure edu­ca­tion change agent Tony Wag­n­er has been invit­ed to make his Com­mu­nist pre­sen­ta­tion rec­om­mend­ing the Com­mu­nist Finnish edu­ca­tion mod­el in your state. I have been fol­low­ing Wag­n­er since the ear­ly 1980s. See the pre­vi­ous blog posts on Wag­n­er:

Below is a report titled “OUR COMMON FUHRER or FINLAND FABLES told by NANNY NEOCONS” by 3D researchers Mari & Ollie:

The vouch­er sys­tem in nar­cis­sis­tic psycho/socialist mini coun­tries, Fin­land and Swe­den, is the mod­el for ESEA Reau­tho­riza­tion.

From an arti­cle titled “Finland’s Wel­fare State Mod­el Holds The Inter­ests Of Ter­ror­ists Above Its Own Peo­ple,” a dis­grun­tled Finn remarks:

This and oth­er sim­i­lar stud­ies, which have since been delet­ed, high­light the prob­lem of too-lav­ish ben­e­fits. As expens­es such as accom­mo­da­tion, food, and even hob­bies are paid for by the wel­fare state, why would an indi­vid­ual get a job any­way? Unfor­tu­nate­ly, such is the real­i­ty of the mod­ern Nordic wel­fare state; for­eign nation­als are val­ued high­er than the native pop­u­la­tion whose labor pays for the lifestyle of these high­er val­ue indi­vid­u­als. [bold added]

And sim­i­lar­ly in Amer­i­ca, scan the fol­low­ing arti­cle “USDA FLYER: WE DON’T CHECK IMMIGRATION STATUS FOR FOOD STAMPS,” described as:

A gov­ern­ment watch­dog group has dis­cov­ered that the Unit­ed States gov­ern­ment is advis­ing Span­ish-speak­ing res­i­dents that they need not declare their immi­gra­tion sta­tus to qual­i­fy for food stamps. [bold in orig­i­nal]

In the fol­low­ing The Econ­o­mist arti­cle, Edu­ca­tion in Swe­den and Fin­land: Our friends in the north,

Copy­ing Fin­land seems to be the name of the game: more teacher train­ing, and lots of spe­cial-needs teach­ing. [bold added]

This social­ist sys­tem has proven to cause soci­etal degra­da­tion, yet can be seen as the MODEL for Inter­na­tion­al Social­ism glob­al­ly in the name of Com­mu­ni­ty, Equi­ty, Envi­ron­men­tal­ism and Inter­de­pen­dence. This is the mod­el which we see today in Lamar Alexander’s bill to Reau­tho­rize the ESEA. Advanc­ing the agen­da for voucher’s and char­ters, just like Fin­land.

Remem­ber the report, “Report of the World Com­mis­sion on Envi­ron­ment and Devel­op­ment: Our Com­mon Future,” by Gro Harlem Brundt­land, bud­dy of Hillary Clin­ton?

Our Com­mon Future is also known as the Brundt­land Report in recog­ni­tion of for­mer Nor­we­gian Prime Min­is­ter Gro Harlem Brundtland’s role as Chair of the World Com­mis­sion on Envi­ron­ment and Devel­op­ment. (Source)

See also this link at the Coun­cil on For­eign Rela­tions web­site: “Report of the World Com­mis­sion on Envi­ron­ment and Devel­op­ment: Our Com­mon Future (Brundt­land Report)”:Our_Common_Future_book_cover

This UN report on sus­tain­able devel­op­ment was released in March 1987. The fore­ward, by Chair­man Gro Harlem Brundt­land, states,

A glob­al agen­da for change” — this was what the World Com­mis­sion on Envi­ron­ment and Devel­op­ment was asked to for­mu­late. It was an urgent call by the Gen­er­al Assem­bly of the Unit­ed Nations:

Back to The Econ­o­mist arti­cle. It begins:

THE best schools in the world, it is gen­er­al­ly agreed, are in Fin­land. In the OECD’s Pro­gramme for Inter­na­tion­al Stu­dent Assess­ment (PISA) stud­ies, which com­pare 15-year-olds’ read­ing, math­e­mat­ics and sci­ence abil­i­ties in more than 50 coun­tries, it rou­tine­ly comes top. So politi­cians, aca­d­e­mics, think-tankers and teach­ers from all over the world vis­it Finnish schools in the hope of dis­cov­er­ing the mag­ic ingre­di­ent.

Finn’s can read bet­ter? Real­ly? Big­ger words? Real­ly? But what books do they read? What have they invent­ed? What jobs do they hold? And their pop­u­la­tion as com­pared to the U.S.? Fin­land, size of Man­hat­tan. And the mini pop­u­la­tions oppressed by Mus­lim immi­gra­tion con­doned by the state? They are trapped. The author of this arti­cle, try­ing to be pos­i­tive, express­es some skep­ti­cism and doubts about the great results. Doesn’t the fol­low­ing raise some red flags?

One thing sur­pris­es me: the num­ber of chil­dren being taught in “spe­cial edu­ca­tion” class­es. I am used to chil­dren with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties being inte­grat­ed into main­stream class­es when­ev­er pos­si­ble. But in Fin­land, large num­bers, includ­ing many with behav­iour­al dif­fi­cul­ties rather than more strict­ly med­ical prob­lems, are taught sep­a­rate­ly.

Of the 20 chil­dren in the two spe­cial class­es that I see, 18 are boys.…

THE OECD’s PISA stud­ies are exhib­it A for the excel­lence of Finland’s schools. Fin­land rou­tine­ly comes top, or occa­sion­al­ly sec­ond, in tests every three years of 15-year-olds’ abil­i­ties in read­ing, math­e­mat­ics and sci­ence. It is impres­sive, but the sus­pi­cious-mind­ed (or per­haps just the begrudgers?) won­der if it is real­ly all down to bril­liant schools.

Read the entire report to see how the num­bers are fun­da­men­tal­ly skewed. We are remind­ed of a Forbes report that divulged sim­i­lar sta­tis­ti­cal shenani­gans in Amer­i­ca, “Con­trary To Reports US Urban Child Pover­ty Is Not Above 50%; Actu­al­ly, It Hard­ly Exists.”

Is this what we want? It seems the pro­pa­gan­da is all there is. When log­i­cal­ly assessed it is noth­ing more than a tool of demor­al­iza­tion for Amer­i­cans and a tool of nar­cis­sism (con­trol) for the Finnish peo­ple and a dialec­tic process for “change.” Yes, “Our Com­mon Future” lays out the “Glob­al Agen­da for Change.”

So there you go. Vouch­ers and char­ters can be traced to this. As well as the PISA score-dri­ven pro­pa­gan­da about Fin­land! The mag­ic is in the pro­pa­gan­da and skewed data!

Here is a pro­pa­gan­da blog for Finnish sys­tem:

Not all par­ents take more than the ini­tial year off, either want­i­ng to work or need­ing the income. The cru­cial dif­fer­ence is that they have a choice.

The ” choice” is a decep­tion. You can choose one or two or three years off to raise your child. But not 4 years. The gov­ern­ment wel­fare only doles out for up to 3 years. That’s the CHOICE, as it is com­pared on the blog to Scot­land. The wel­fare trap ver­sus pay­ing for your­self. Free­dom. “Liv­ing Stan­dards” deci­sions made by the STATE ver­sus you, the indi­vid­ual.

We all make sac­ri­fices to raise our fam­i­lies. But this “atti­tude” is altered by STATE INTERVENTION EDUCATION meth­ods used to get kids ear­ly-on to con­form to the STATE-imposed RIGHTS of cit­i­zens to enti­tle­ment of all to EQUAL LIVING STANDARDS. Stan­dards set by the STATE. Your rights accord­ing to GRO HARLEM BRUNTLAND and Hillary CLINTON, et al.

And then this from the Demos Helsin­ki web­page, “Sus­tain­able growth replaced the wel­fare state”:

Finland EVAIn a high­ly devel­oped coun­try like Fin­land with an edu­cat­ed pop­u­la­tion, growth can­not be pur­sued at all costs, and lim­i­ta­tions relat­ed to human well­be­ing and the phys­i­cal capac­i­ty of the plan­et need to be tak­en seri­ous­ly. This is also on the wish list of the Finns them­selves: the fourth Finnish atti­tude sur­vey pub­lished by the Finnish Busi­ness and Pol­i­cy Forum (EVA) in 2014 reveals that three fourths of Finnish peo­ple con­sid­ers the wel­fare state wor­thy of its cost, and over two thirds believes that cur­rent style eco­nom­ic growth is detri­men­tal to both nature and the human kind in the long run. [empha­sis added]

Okay, so whether this is data-skew­ing or truth-telling it points to a brain­washed iso­lat­ed oppressed cul­ture. THIS IS THE RESULT of the Wel­fare SYSTEM.

Vouch­ers are false choice when bun­dled with manda­to­ry stan­dards. The core idea of vouch­er sys­tem to cre­ate com­pe­ti­tion is good, like pri­vate schools, but the hid­den hand­cuffs are in the leg­is­la­tion tying it to oth­er leg­is­la­tion which makes it wel­fare with man­dat­ed stan­dards across the board, and data col­lec­tion to force any agen­da they want.

Why would we want to emu­late FINLAND? Amer­i­ca, the great­est, rich­est, smartest, most gen­er­ous, free coun­try in the world?!

From the Demos Helsin­ki web­site again:

The idea of sus­tain­able growth comes very close to sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, which has been on the table since the 1980s. Its def­i­n­i­tion orig­i­nates from the Brundt­land Com­mis­sion report Our Com­mon Future. Its guid­ing prin­ci­ple is increas­ing the liv­ing stan­dards of the poor­est sec­tion of world pop­u­la­tion with­out infring­ing upon the oppor­tu­ni­ties of future gen­er­a­tions.…

Finland blogger

Fin­land blog­ger

Since the 1970s, all polit­i­cal par­ties have unan­i­mous­ly agreed that the Nordic wel­fare mod­el is one of the strengths of the Finnish soci­ety, and that its pro­tec­tion and enhance­ment may jus­ti­fy cer­tain polit­i­cal reforms. The Finnish wel­fare state is tra­di­tion­al­ly syn­ony­mous with a strong inter­ven­tion­ist state that lev­els the inequal­i­ties of wel­fare between cit­i­zens and smooths out risks relat­ed to dif­fer­ent phas­es of life. Although dif­fer­ing views on the means (and to some extent ends) exist, no par­ty has ques­tioned the val­ue base and prin­ci­ples of the wel­fare state.

Polit­i­cal par­ties are unan­i­mous in think­ing that strong eco­nom­ic growth and the wel­fare state are inter­de­pen­dent. Accord­ing to many a politi­cian main­tain­ing growth is a cru­cial part of wel­fare pol­i­cy: wealth has to be cre­at­ed before it can be dealt. In this way the turn from pri­ori­tis­ing the wel­fare state to pri­ori­tis­ing sus­tain­able growth may seem like a small shift in the focus of the relat­ed wording.[bold added]

Wealth being cre­at­ed to “be dealt” is where busi­ness comes in with CHARTERS. And TAXATION to cov­er VOUCHERS. And here is what that The Econ­o­mist arti­cle says about Swe­den:

In the 1990s it opened its state-edu­ca­tion sys­tem to pri­vate com­pe­ti­tion, allow­ing new schools to receive the same amount for each pupil as the state would have spent on that child.

The truth of the matter

The truth of the mat­ter

Widar Ander­s­son, an ex-chair­man of Sweden’s Inde­pen­dent Schools Asso­ci­a­tion, divulged that

I learned there must be oth­er ways to do things than those the state has decid­ed are right, espe­cial­ly in a coun­try like Swe­den where the state is so large…” [bold added]

That is when you know they are brain­washed beyond repair. The ladies from The Peo­ple LLC made a real­ly impor­tant state­ment on the Car­a­van to Mid­night inter­view recent­ly when they said that we in the US are repeat­ed­ly told that the U.S. is lag­ging behind oth­er devel­oped nations in edu­ca­tion but that this is an Orwellian manip­u­la­tion of facts.

Yes, the U.S. is lag­ging behind nations like Fin­land, Swe­den, Nor­way and Chi­na and Ger­many in edu­ca­tion Stan­dards if what we are mea­sur­ing as Excel­lence or Com­pe­tence is UNESCO-dri­ven Per­for­mance Stan­dards — and not actu­al aca­d­e­m­ic knowl­edge.

And THANK GOODNESS for it. Not enough of us here have con­formed to the zomb­i­fied, group think OUTCOMES of the total­i­tar­i­an UNESCO brain­wash sys­tem.

This is some­thing that needs to be drilled home to par­ents and cit­i­zens every­where. Every time we hear that “We are Lag­ging” meme we need to remem­ber that we are not com­par­ing Apples to Apples as most hon­est peo­ple assume.

The Finnish/Swedish fable

The Finnish/Swedish fable

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