Wholly Misleading Half Truth about Education

The text that is attached to the meme says: “All German universities will be free of charge when term starts next week. SHARE if the US should follow Germany’s lead!”

Except that the German education system has a different understanding of the purpose of a university education. Students are classified when they are ten years old, with only about 30% going to the track that typically leads to university. There is no “no child left behind” ideology, and no desire to get as many kids as possible to college.

This means they don’t need to weed out unmotivated people with “do you really want to pay for this”.


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