In the United States, responsibility for maintaining and controlling educational institutions is decentralized. There are three levels of government: federal, state and local. According to American law, the contents and programs developed in each school are the responsibility of the local levelThe state cannot intervene in these decisions. Here's how school works in the United States in other respects.

 

Public or private school?

Public schools

Public education in the country is offered in its entirety until the end of High School - comparatively, Brazilian Secondary School. Public schools are district schools, children study in institutions that are geographically close to their homes. That's why it's important to make sure you live in a region where the schools are good, as the quality of teaching and the methodologies proposed can vary from region to region. Basically, you first need to choose the school and then the place where you want to live.

If you're wondering whether to enroll your children in a public or private school in the United States, it's important to note that public schools in the suburbs are better than those in central areas. This is because investment in public education is proportional to the region's tax collection. In other words, in more spacious areas with larger houses, the amount of tax is higher, and consequently more money is directed towards local education.

Private schools

The choice to invest in private education for your children is due to two specific reasons. The first is being able to live wherever they want, regardless of the educational level of the region. The other is the pursuit of a specific goal, such as Catholic or bilingual education.

In addition, some parents opt for private education in search of a more competitive and demanding environment for their youngsters. And they feel safer talking to teachers and managers to demand results in the case of private schools.

The routine of a school in the United States

North American education has an intense routine for young people. Classes run full time every day, from 7 or 8am until 3pm, with a break for lunch. But, in addition to the compulsory and optional subjects, young people who have their sights set on entering a university or even developing parallel projects can integrate different study groups, research, school newspapers, debates, sports, dances, among many others.

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