California School System

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Author’s Note California school system is simple compared to other countries. German school systems are complex and have your future planned out for you already. Students in California have so much leisure when deciding their future and take it for granted because if you were to lose that chance you would want it back. German schooling systems start around the same age as California, but after going to 5th grade the different process begins. I have chosen articles and books that are in depth of the system and I plan on using these sources to make my reader understand what privileges we have in California compared to Germany. My readers are mostly students because they are the ones that will complain about how long we have to be in schooling…show more content…
Pre- school education isn’t free like the other school systems in Germany. The toddlers aren’t given a formal education, but simply education through other children through play. The first mandatory free schooling is Grundschule, primary level, which begins when the children turn six. These children attend Grundschule for four years and they learn to read, write, basic math, religion, physical education, and art. Also, teachers offer introduction in social science, history, geography, biology, physics, and chemistry. This part of schooling is where students try out their abilities in music, art, and crafts. After Grundschule, students are separated into different branches of schooling, which are Hauptschule (grades 5-9), Realschule (grades 5-11), Gymnasium (grades 5- 10), and Gesamtschule (grades 5-10). Students spend five years at the Hauptschule and it prepares students for their entry into the work field. This schooling is where the lowest- achieving students attend. The first year in this school the students learn either English or French and are taught German, mathematics, physics/ chemistry, biology, geography, history, religion, music, art, politics, and sports. The subjects are the same as the Realschule and Gymnasium, but it is taught at a slower pace and about twenty five percent of German students attend this type of schooling. After completing this schooling…show more content…
Students in California have a luxury to pick the path they want to go with schools and college, but in Germany that luxury is a privilege and only the top students get to pick what they want to do and even then it is limited by their ability. The systems are different between the two places and competition is increasing greatly by the intensive pressure of being number one is also increasing. Countries are fighting to be the number one in many different subjects. The two comparisons of countries shows the differences how each approach the subject of schools and how students are divided into their destinations. The pressure for students to go beyond with grade point averages to get into Universities in California have gone up significantly in the past few years because of the competition with other students coming in from other countries that are more advanced in schooling than those who are native to this place. California has started putting more private schools to advance their education to become the leaders of science and mathematics. Whether California wants to intensify their studies for current and upcoming students, or be taken over by the other countries in education, and will determine the future of our nation and the future leaders to
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