May 24, 2012
No matter what your views are about the condition of the American public school system, the fact remains that U.S. schools differ greatly from schools of other countries. From countries like Japan that place a major emphasis on education that often creates a grueling schedule for children, to countries like Africa that sometimes have no education system at all, each country’s school system differs from the American public school system.
One of the major ways that foreign schools differ from American schools is that many other countries place a greater emphasis on the importance of a good education. Up until about age 7, kids of all countries tend to have a similar intelligence level, but it seems as if that changes by age 8. Many studies have shown that by 9th grade, foreign children average higher on learning tests than their American counterparts. Although this seems like some grim data for American schools, there are many cities around the United States that are providing children with the education they need to succeed in life, especially around Kentucky. Louisville is home to many high quality schools that are looking to help their students compete with their often educationally superior foreign counterparts.