Sweden Extends Secondary Education by Two Years

Kroner swedishNew government to make school compulsory to 18

While Washington’s legislature debates meeting minimal standards of K-12 education Sweden’s new  government, led by Stefan Löfven’s Social Democrats and the Green Party (Miljöpartiet)’  has announced a two-year extension to Sweden’s mandatory schooling.
In addition to extending compulsory schooling by two years, the coalition increased teacher salaries and has decided to make class sizes smaller.
“We can’t give the idea to young people that there are jobs available for people without high-school education,” Green Party co-spokesperson Gustav Fridolin told the TT news agency.

“Those jobs simply don’t exist anymore.”


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