Intersections Between Education and Government


Alexander Stubb, Former Prime Minister of Finland, talks about the connection between the Finnish education system and their government. The value of education is engrained in their national ethos and he states that there is really no other profession that is respected in Finland as much as the teacher.

About Teach Like Finland

South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue critical to South Carolina (and the nation), teacher shortage, SCETV and the Riley Institute visited Finland to explore a country that's having immense success in retaining teachers and student academic achievement to look into possible solutions for South Carolina. Twenty-three South Carolina education stakeholders visited Finland’s public schools October 14-21, 2018 to gain insight into critical challenges in public education in South Carolina.

To see more about the full trip, watch Carolina Classrooms' Teach Like Finland episode or visit