We hope you all had a restful vacation! Now we’re back in full swing, and we are pleased to bring you an international education! Seriously, though, this edition is all about the “la maternelle” infant schools in France; the differences between the Hauptschule, Realschule, and Gymnasium educations; and the chain of educational development in Argentina. Did you know that mothers in China can pay 20,000 RMB to reserve spots in preschool for their 3-year-olds?
There is a lot to learn about, well, international learning, especially as it tends to differ heavily from what we take for granted in America. Read on to see how these countries deal with issues of illiteracy, high school graduation rates, the pressures that students and families feel to get a good education, and more!
Matt, Jaime, Lars, Mary