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And equip the next generation to become changemakers. As a teacher, I witnessed how most children lose their love for learning with every additional year of schooling. Many schools still operate on a purpose from a century ago — mass education to produce a conforming workforce. So we batch students by age group, expect them to sit quietly for hours a day, follow the rules, and do context-switching between silo-based subjects. But what if we reimagined schools?

You’ll marvel at Estonia’s education system. “At our schools, we don’t have homework,” 11-year old Ulvar told me during a school visit to Tallinn. I chuckled. Estonian students outperform all other European countries in PISA results — by not having homework? Ulvar wasn’t joking. Compared to other PISA participating countries, Estonian students have short school days and spend little time on homework or 1-on-1 tutoring. While many other high-performing PISA countries, like Singapore or Korea, achieve high learning outcomes