“The Icelandic primary school system is facing a crisis. A third of the boys are illiterate after 10 years of study, and one in 10 14-year-old girls worry that they might get bullied. We have some of the most drugged children, and recent government efforts have only exacerbated the situation.
It may be wrong to put the whole blame on the system, but parents here simply don’t have any choice. School is mandatory, and there are only a handful of alternatives, which must also follow the state curriculum.
A well-known fact from economics is that a lack of competition leads to a lack of competence. So, it is not surprising to see a monopolized school system like ours deteriorate.” >>> Read More at hslda.org