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Originally posted by monkofmimir
this is just sick child abuse by the German government. While I have never visited a German school I know how horrifically pointless they are in the uk (while there may be some exceptions) with most schools students leave with little to no more knowledge than what they learned by chance often not even in school and the bullying is rife and psychologically scarring for many not to mention the weird obsession with making them all dress in the same clothes.
This is certainly one reason why many Europeans USUALLY have a much higher educational standard as compared to people from the US who often cannot even find their own country on a map or speak any other language. This is a simple truth.