Growing up within our own different countries, we find ourselves with an innate understanding of our nation’s education system. For Americans, the concepts of grades, school boards and elective subjects need no explanation. However, when trying to understand the education system of another country, the sheer volume of information can be overwhelming.
Being English myself, I grew up watching a lot of American TV and movies, so I generally found myself to have a pretty good understanding of how the US school system works. Although I still struggle to instantly determine a child’s age from the grade they are currently in, I could pick my way around the literature if need be. If the tables were turned though, how many Americans (or folks from any other country) would be able to understand the English education system?