What The Best Education Systems Are Doing Right


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In South Korea and Finland, it’s not about finding the “right” school.

Fifty years ago, both South Korea and Finland had terrible education systems. Finland was at risk of becoming the economic stepchild of Europe. South Korea was ravaged by civil war. Yet over the past half century, both South Korea and Finland have turned their schools around — and now both countries are hailed internationally for their extremely high educational outcomes. What can other countries learn from these two successful, but diametrically opposed, educational models? Here’s an overview of what South Korea and Finland are doing right.

The Korean model: Grit and hard, hard, hard work.

For millennia, in some parts of Asia, the only way to climb the socioeconomic ladder and find secure work was to take an examination — in which the proctor was a proxy for the emperor, says Marc Tucker, president and CEO of the National Center on…

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Reasons Behind Mark Zuckerberg’s 99% CEO Approval Rating


The post was originally published on Quora, in response to “Why does Mark Zuckerberg have a 99% approval rating from his employees?“, apparently referring to a Glassdoor survey in 2013 that found 99% of Facebook’s employees approved of Zuckerberg. This year, that approval rating dropped to 93%, which still makes him one of America’s 10 highest rated CEOs. – Amir Memon, Quora

Amir Memon‘s (iOS software engineer at Facebook) answer:

Because he is just that awesome.

There are several reasons why we “approve” of him:
The story
The principles
The heart
The guts
The wisdom
The trust
The character
The business
The free food and perks

(More about them here: Business Insider)

And, no, having a lower approval rating is not a good thing. People don’t “approve” because they agree with everything, rather they know that they have a say, and that their opinion matters. It’s a good thing to like your boss.

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