[ExI] retrainability of plebeians

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Wed May 6 02:01:53 UTC 2009

2009/5/6 Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>:
> 2009/5/6 Olga Bourlin <fauxever at sprynet.com>:
>> Agree. And then there's this:
>> http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/02/27/7330
> "Not surprisingly, in a land where literacy and numeracy are
> considered virtues, teachers are revered. Teenagers ranked teaching at
> the top of their list of favorite professions in a recent survey. Far
> more graduates of upper schools in Finland apply for admission to
> teacher-training institutes than are accepted. The overwhelming
> majority of those who eventually enter the classroom as a teacher make
> it a lifelong career, even though they are paid no more than their
> counterparts in other European countries."
> Teenagers rank teaching as their favourite profession? What sort of
> topsy-turvy country is that?!

Maybe related, from this article on top IT locations:

"Okay, so the weather may be terrible and the food not much better,
but Finland has still carved out a niche as one of the better places
to be a geek. Sweden has beautiful women women, Norway has death metal
bands and Finland has computer geeks. Scandinavia is divided up much
like a high school cafeteria in that sense."


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