Education Differences Based On Country

    • Education Differences Based On Country

      Recently I had to do a project on the difference between education systems in France and the United States. I'm just curious about what you guys think the main differences are between the education systems of different countries. We have quite a few people on here from different areas, so it shouldn't be too hard.

      Personally, as a military brat, I'm studied in Germany (for 2 years), the US (most of my schooling), and England (for a very very short time; couple months). I prefer foreign education. I had my best teachers in foreign schools, and I learned more there. I did notice that social stuff/extracurriculars weren't encouraged as much in Germany and England, but I preferred it that way. My personal life isn't really meant to be a school thing after all. I never really understood the purpose of all the dances, clubs, and whatnot in the US anyways. Just my opinion though.

      What does everyone else think?
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      i wuz educatud in texas, im lerned so gud i was lyke dayum am i eisntein or sum chit mang u nomsayin?


      I can't speak for other countries, but I know for a fact American schools are only focused in meeting testing standards. Many of my best professors have said the same thing. Schools here reward athletic achievement more than academic. It's an ass backwards system.
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      Ziggs wrote:

      i wuz educatud in texas, im lerned so gud i was lyke dayum am i eisntein or sum chit mang u nomsayin?


      I can't speak for other countries, but I know for a fact American schools are only focused in meeting testing standards. Many of my best professors have said the same thing. Schools here reward athletic achievement more than academic. It's an ass backwards system.


      Of course that depends what direction you want to face of course.

      If you're trying to breed a nation of soldier-monkeys, you only need a few select people to be intelligent enough to control the rest.

      Everyone else will be a soldier-monkey.
      And soldier-monkeys need brawn, not brains.
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      TinyChatGuyManDude wrote:

      Of course that depends what direction you want to face of course.

      If you're trying to breed a nation of soldier-monkeys, you only need a few select people to be intelligent enough to control the rest.

      Everyone else will be a soldier-monkey.
      And soldier-monkeys need brawn, not brains.


      True, but is that what you really want? A nation that can't critically think for themselves? It's what we have now.
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      Ziggs wrote:

      True, but is that what you really want? A nation that can't critically think for themselves? It's what we have now.


      Thats not my call to make.

      I just sip my Tazo and fap myself happy.
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      Ziggs wrote:

      i wuz educatud in texas, im lerned so gud i was lyke dayum am i eisntein or sum chit mang u nomsayin?


      I can't speak for other countries, but I know for a fact American schools are only focused in meeting testing standards. Many of my best professors have said the same thing. Schools here reward athletic achievement more than academic. It's an ass backwards system.


      Haha I went to schools in Texas, Maryland, and New York for my years in the US, and it definitely is about the athletes and test scores. In the high school I graduated from, the only kids who ended up with scholarships were athletes and those that scored highly on the TAKS test...and scoring highly on the TAKS is like doing well in preschool. I don't really see why sport should be so connected to school. In Germany, sport was important but completely separate from school.

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      Dexter. wrote:

      I find it's shit here.

      They focus more on attendance and arriving on time than grades, I failed last year because I was late 5 times to a class in which I got 19.8 out of 20... the fuck.


      Oh I don't understand the emphasis on attendance at all. In all the American schools I ever attended, they cared more about how many days you were there (because they get paid by the government every day you attend, and extra pay if its a military kid) than your grades. I always said that if I could go to school one day a week and ace my classes, no one should be able to give me shite about it.
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      In all the American schools I went to, we had to pass stupid state tests every year. The most difficult questions were like 2 years below your current grade level. Always seemed so silly to me.
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      I've only ever attended schools in England so I won't have the most diverse point of view. I can tell you from firsthand experience that a fair few of the stereotypes you may have heard about Catholic schools are actually true. Especially in primary Catholic schools, their main goal is to drill the religion into your brain, and they prepare you just enough for the exams but not for the real world.

      The school i went to opened its doors to people of all religions, but then insisted that every student attends Christian mass, and of course as a young child you obey your authority figures without thinking because you dont know any better. We spent Religious Studies lessons reading and reciting passages from the Bible. That's it. I didn't even know that Sikhism existed until I went to secondary school and met my best friend. That's 11 years old folks! 11 years of ignorance.

      Although my secondary school does have its flaws, it's certainly given me a more diverse education, and I wouldn't have achieved the GCSE grades I got if I had stayed on at my old school.
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      Originally Posted by Eminemaniac
      prepare you just enough for the exams but not for the real world.


      Dexter. wrote:

      All schools/colleges/universities are like that.


      And this is why the majority of the world's population is operating under about 20% of their intellectual capability haha.
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      High test scores/gpa alone do not a successful education system make.

      As well, if the public were really educated, 64.3% (in 2011) of the federal budget wouldn't have had to go to Welfare payments, with one third of Americans receiving payments. If they're educated, there are jobs to be had...obviously, they're not educated enough.
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      Musicaddicted wrote:

      High test scores/gpa alone do not a successful education system make.

      As well, if the public were really educated, 64.3% (in 2011) of the federal budget wouldn't have had to go to Welfare payments. If they're educated, there are jobs to be had...obviously, they're not educated enough.

      Whoa, did you just say that 64.3% of the United States' budget goes to welfare?
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      Ari Gold wrote:

      Whoa, did you just say that 64.3% of the United States' budget goes to welfare?


      Let me be specific, 64.3% of the budget that is not otherwise allotted to defense, health care, protection, transportation, pensions, and a few other things. At least, according to my college economics textbook ha.


      Which, according to the internet, comes out to 10% of the overall federal spending. Still a large amount though.
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      Musicaddicted wrote:

      High test scores/gpa alone do not a successful education system make.

      As well, if the public were really educated, 64.3% (in 2011) of the federal budget wouldn't have had to go to Welfare payments, with one third of Americans receiving payments. If they're educated, there are jobs to be had...obviously, they're not educated enough.


      Wrong. The biggest outlay is the department of defense. Social Security is second, and welfare is third.
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      Ziggs wrote:

      Wrong. The biggest outlay is the department of defense. Social Security is second, and welfare is third.


      Already fixed, see my last post.

      Or, Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go? &mdash; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
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      Musicaddicted wrote:

      Let me be specific, 64.3% of the budget that is not otherwise allotted to defense, health care, protection, transportation, pensions, and a few other things. At least, according to my college economics textbook ha.


      Which, according to the internet, comes out to 10% of the overall federal spending.

      You said besides health care and other things. Do you not consider health care to be part of welfare? If not, then welfare makes up less than 5% of the U.S. total budget. Even then, that's counting lots of different things. In reality, less than 2% of the total budget goes right into people's pockets. Most "welfare" spending is social programs that benefit everyone.