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Free school education in Finland

The citizens of Finland are entitled to a free education all the way through to their graduation from university. The government pays for everything (and taxes their citizens a great deal to pay for everything, but that’s how these things work) and the benefits are seen throughout society. Finland is routinely near the top of the list of the happiest and most successful countries in the world and that’s directly related to the high level of education people receive.

After 16 the students graduate and can continue their education in a vocational style school (think something specialized like a mechanic or plumber) or they can go on to university for a broader education before specializing in something loftier. Either way they graduate with a great skill set and are ready to go out into the world and conquer with their smarts.