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U.S. Immigration Tips 2: U.S. Education

Education in the United States is primarily provided by the government, controlled and funded by three levels of government: the federal, state, and local governments (school districts). In elementary and secondary schools, curricula, funding, teaching, and other policies are determined by locally elected district board committees. School districts are usually separated from other local affairs based on officials and budgets. Educational standards and quizzes are usually set by state governments.

In the United States, you must attend school before you are 16-18 years old. Many states now require that they be 18 years old. Some states only require that they be 14 years old. Students can enter public schools, private schools or home schools. In most public and private schools, education is divided into three levels: elementary, junior, and high school.

In the United Nations education index of 21 countries, the United States scored 99.4, ranking first in the world [2]. 76.6 million students are enrolled in 16 grades. Among them, 5.2 million (10.4%) were enrolled in private schools during the compulsory education stage. Of the adult population in the country, 85% reach secondary school and 27% have a bachelor's degree or higher. According to the 2002 U.S. Census Bureau, annual college graduate income averages $ 45,400, exceeding the average of $ 10,000. [3]


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