Originally Posted by Pe2k Voices
I have been to American, British, and German schools. By far, the American school system is the WORST, and those are some of the differences.
As a student of the German language in high school, I'm very familiar with the German educational system, talking extensively in class with an exchange student attending a Gymnasium. It's not inherently better, especially once you consider that students get divided into the three different tiers after around the equivalent of fourth grade in the US, which seems much too early.
The 2000 PISA evaluation seems to agree
, which found that Germany scored below international (and US) averages in reading, mathematical, and scientific literacy (page 8).