Education is the basic necessity of every child, and it should be SIMILAR around the world. But it’s not, and various reasons can create a lot of differences between children country-wise, whereas education should create a feeling of “BRINGING TOMORROW to YOU TODAY”. Here are a few of the differences that kids in India and the U.S. encounter in education.
|Various points||Studying in India||Studying in the U.S.A.|
|1. School Fee||Private School → Parents have to pay a monthly or annual fee. |
Public School → Education is free for the kids.
| Private school –>Parents pay monthly fees to the school.|
Public School→ Parents don’t pay a fee.
|2. Books and Notebooks||Parents have to buy 8-10 books and notebooks, every year, except for Pre-K- kindergarten kids. International Publisher books are costly and good in quality. Local Publisher books are cheap, and very BAD in quality.||Books are provided by the schools. Parents don’t have to buy them.|
|3. Number of subjects||Kids learn a lot of subjects e.g., Math, Science, Hindi, English, Sanskrit, the regional language of that state, etc…||Kids learn a lot of subjects e.g., Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, etc…|
|4. Locker at schools||Are not provided.||Are provided, so kids don’t carry their books to school. They keep it safe and can keep their projects and homework stored in them as well.|
|5. School Bag||Kids carry most of their books, notebooks, and their Lunch bag with a water bottle. Bags are very HEAVY and kids have to rearrange their bags daily because, in India, students learn various multiple subjects each day of the week.||Kids carry their folders with their homework, Lunch Bag, and water bottle.|
|6. Transportation to school||Parents have to arrange for conveyance to carry their kid or kids to school and pay for it.||Kids go to school by school bus. Parents are not charged for that.|
|7. Selection of School||Parents choose a school for their kids as per their “financial condition”, location, and intelligence of their kid/kids. In India, there are “English Medium and Hindi Medium schools, which can be Private or Public Schools” which play a MAJOR role in the selection. Distance may or may not have that much effect. English Medium school means all the subjects will be taught using basic English language and in Hindi if it is a Hindi medium school. Most public schools are Hindi Medium schools. All these factors play a vital role, and students travel from 2 kilometers — — k.m. (1-10 miles) two times daily, just for going to school.||Kids go to a school as per the area they live in. Area-wise schools are located and all the kids of that area go to that school mostly. Kids travel around 5 k.m. ( 3 miles) , twice daily, to school.|
There are many more differences in the education system of schools in India and America… Please visit us again, and read the next blog post on this subject.
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