Something that will appeal to almost everyone. Learning from Finland - The Boston Globe Treat teachers as true professionals, and the talented will join the ranks of teaching. It's a sad but true insight that decades ago when women were restricted from many occupations, it swelled the ranks of talented teachers who happened to be female. Now, in this day and age, most of this talent has shifted to other careers, such as doctors, lawyers, etc. And it's not for lack of spending; in fact, we spend almost more than just about anyone on K-12. Source.