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Raise Your Hand to Host Author about Education in Finland

At the last weekend of April, Raise Your Hand will host a public forum at which Chicagoans can hear from one of the nation's leading experts on the subject on public education in Finland. The Finns' education system has long been cited by American critics of corporate "education from" as an example of how public education can be successful without the reliance on the reign of "standards and accountability" that has been in place since a couple of years after the publication of the dubious study, "A Nation At Risk."

Ad for the April 26 forum. The forum will be held on Division Street at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. (near the Blue Line stop) from 10:00 to noon on Saturday April 26, 2014. The speaker will be Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, wose book "What can the world learn from the educational changes in Finland?" He is a "Professor of Practice" in Harvard's Graduate School of Education. The event is sponsored with the help of a grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Further information is available at the Raise Your Hand website: raiseyourhand.org.



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