Faces: What are significant differences between the American public school system and that of a different country?

Faces: What are significant differences between the American public school system and that of a different country?
Hannes Zimmermann, 9
Hannes Zimmermann, 9

“Schools in America have more spirit and activities. Not having spirit in (other) countries makes students less invested in school.”

Alex Gan, 10
Alex Gan, 10

“In the United States, they look at your GPA, your grades from sophomore to senior year and your comprehensive ability, but in China, they only care about the scores from he test you take.”

Marie Lozada, 11
Marie Lozada, 11

“At this school, students are encouraged to bring creativity to the school itself, which is not as noticeable back in my old school. I noticed the many projects students have created across campus.”

Lily Ogawa, 12
Lily Ogawa, 12

“In America, there’s more individualism and independence. It’s also more free. You can choose what classes you want to take, while in Japan, you have to take what the teachers want you to take.”

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    Arthi BrittoFeb 23, 2024 at 2:55 pm

    Hi Gwendolyn,
    I am mom of a sophomore at your school.
    I loved the concept of your news article.
    I would like to know if the numbers displayed next to the names of the students interviewed for this article represent their grade at school or if they represent their age. I am assuming it probably is their grade but I am not so sure from just reading your article. It would be helpful if you may type out the information in full. And also if the reader is informed which schools or which school districts have been compared to PAUSD , it would be more informative to draw inferences. Thank you for the great initiative on the subject . I appreciate your good work.

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