Choosing to Learn

School voucher schemes remain controversial in many countries. But, as Sweden has shown, they can help give countries a competitive edge by broadening the range of schools and pedagogical approaches while maintaining equal access for all.

STOCKHOLM – The Nordic countries’ economies are performing well, and a part of the reason is that they are gradually reforming their “social model,” adapting it to new realities in ways that respond to people’s demands. But there is nothing uniquely “Nordic” about this change. On the contrary, it is one that others can emulate.