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    I'm looking for a link to a short overview of the general education system in the US.

    Any help appreciated

    thanks Benno

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    Do you have any specific interests?

    Children start mandatory school at 5 (kindergarten) and continue until Grade 12. They can legally "drop out" at 16 years of age, which is roughly Grade 10.

    Things are done differently depending on where you live.

    Usually it is a 3 school process:
    K-6-elementary
    7-8- junior high or 6-8-middle school
    9-12- high school


    Some places have 2 semesters with a long summer break, others have a more balanced "trimester" set up.

    Everyone has access to public school, people who wish can pay send their children to "private" school.

    The public schools are financed through property tax on the local residents.
    Aren't we in the trust tree, thingey?

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    Thank you for your reply Hobbes, Im interested in general informaiton about education in america.

    Im going to graduate this year from high school and for the final exam in english, one topic (?) is the american education system.
    Now we are supposed to outline all the topics on 1-2 pages each. I got the british governmental system and american education. For the first I found great information on bitannica.com however Im still looking for more information on the school system in the US.

    Your reply was a good starting point to give me a general overview but i need more in-depth information.
    It should be enough that I can talk about it for 10-15 minutes in case I get this topic to my oral exam.

    Thanks Benno

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    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Thanks a lot MagicNakor some great links there

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