From the Times:
Pasi Sahlberg, who heads the Centre for International Mobility and
Cooperation in Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture, will be in
Seattle this week to talk about how his country achieved
its success without standardized tests, teacher merit pay, school
choice, or many of the other trends in American public education.
Sahlberg, who started his career as a teacher, has written a book
about that subject, titled “Finnish Lessons.”
Sahlberg will speak at a luncheon Wednesday at the Rainier Club at
820 Fourth Ave. The luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m., costs $27 and
requires an RSVP. He also will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m.
Wednesday at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall, Room 210.