I have no children, and it’s been ages since I last wore the school bench. But:
all the schools are public: for this reason, the quality level is the same, and all the teachers are super professionals
ALL schools public, yes, and the quality level is the same for all. The teachers are not super professionals though. They are (mostly) professionals, but since the next is not true, the more clever people seek other professions.
teacher’s salary is above average or high, because they must pass many exams to become teachers. The childhood instruction is considered very important, since it’s the fundamental of the tomorrow’s society. For this reason, teachers are respected.
Teachers are highly respected by tax payers, not so much by the pupils (because of legislation, things have gone downhill past 20 or so years). To be a teacher, you need to have an academic degree. The pay is not at all good for a university graduate.
there are no subjects, no frontal lessons. Teachers and students collaborate each other.
There are still subjects. There is no way to teach without categorizing things. And frontal lessons still exist, more or less. But it’s true that today teachers and students collaborate more. Way back in late ´90s we had an EU project between five schools from Finland, Germany, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. When we started the project, there was a hierarchical relationship between German teachers and students. After one year, Germans adopted Finnish way, which meant teachers and students were on same level, collaborating and learning from each other. I was a Finnish student project manager, which meant I ran the project in Finnish end. Teachers mostly only adviced how we should proceed and provided help if needed.
children are left children: the game is very important. There are 15 minutes of free game every 45 minutes of school, by law. This way children grow happier, they do better things.
True And important.
no homework (or very few). The most or all part of the scholastic work is done at school.
Yes, there is much less homework than 20 years ago. And it seems to work. When I was in school, I never did my homework. Which meant I received not so good grades. Until the last year of primary school, when I decided to aim for higher education.
no A,B,C…F! Until the age of 13 children get no evaluations with letters. Every children can learn even three languages, writing, reading, computing without being humiliated.
I actually don’t know what they do these days… Back in my days, the first two or three (can’t really remember) classes were evaluated in written. But after that there was a 4-10 numerical evaluation by subject.
I’m sure there are fellow countrymen to correct my mistakes