Education is one of the strongest foundation blocks of creating security
The security for all students to attend a healthy school in their mother tongue and be taught be qualified teachers. The security that you, regardless of your family background, have the chance to study at university. The security that you have the chance to educate yourself further to get a new job.
Finland’s success is built on education, research and knowhow. A free, top-class education is the best way to create equal opportunities for all. Instead of half-baked cuts, we want to see conscious, long-term investments in education and research. These parliamentary elections are, to a large degree, education elections. The SFP is the true education party.
We want to
- secure the right to early childhood education and school education also in Swedish
- see all children over 3 have the right to four hours of free day care every day
- return the subjective right to day care
- introduce a two-year preschool
- promote gender equality through early childhood education
- make school a safe, happy place for pupils, teachers and staff
- guarantee access to good pupil care and holistic support throughout education, with special needs teachers, school social workers and psychologists readily available in early childhood education
- see three-step support with different forms of targeted support for pupils being able to function in practice
- see school secure equal opportunities for all children. School must support and encourage the pupil, but also offer greater challenges and opportunities for more demanding tasks when needed.
- develop the content of Swedish-language education to make it more attractive to Finnish-speaking pupils in Finland
- have our Swedish-speaking pupils learn good Finnish in school
- develop our bilingual pupils’ opportunity to study in native-language oriented Finnish
- see all pupils who have completed 9th grade to be able to read, do arithmetic, write and express themselves verbally. We want to stop the trend of boys, in particular, falling behind.
- see everyone receive a school-leaving certificate, which requires flexible, individually tailored solutions – here, cooperation with youth networks, the third sector and employers, in combination with active study guidance and support from multi-professional pupil care teams are key
- see existing education steps such as 10th grade, apprenticeships and rehabilitating activity developed
- secure access to qualified teachers and nursery school teachers
- maintain free education in upper secondary school and vocational education at second level
- see upper secondary school give a broad, general education while vocational education gives concrete skills for a profession
- introduce a contact teaching guarantee so that all second-level students have enough contact teaching hours
- keep third-level education free in the future
- secure the conditions for free education in citizens’ institutes, adult education institutes, working people’s institutes and people’s high schools
- secure everyone’s opportunities to gain further education to gain a new job
- promote lifelong learning – the funding base should be broadened, and we want to develop a model, through tripartite cooperation, whereby employers, employees and people who need education take part in the financing
- make third-level education basic funding long-term and predictable – it needs sufficient basic funding instead of many different short-sighted projects
- see public and private funding of research, education and innovation reach 4% of Finland’s GDP by 2025
- increase student grants and increase the income levels for them by 50%