Every citizen of our country has the right
of education. This right is guaranteed by the Constitution. It is not only the
right but a duty, too. Every boy or girl must get secondary education. They go
to school at the age of six or seven and must stay there until they are 14-17
years old. At the school pupils study academic subjects, such as a Russian,
Literature, Mathematics, History, Biology, a foreign languages and others.
After finishing 9 forms of a secondary
school young people can continue their education in the 10th and 11th form.
They can also go to a vocational or technical school, where they study
academic subjects and receive a profession. A college gives general knowledge
in academic subjects and a profound knowledge in one of several subjects.
Education in our country is free at
The federal government of USA pays
little attention to school education in this country. There is neither a
uniform school system in the USA, nor a uniform curriculum. Each state has its
own system of schools. But there are some common features in the organization
of school education in the country.
Schools in the USA can be divided into
state, or public schools, and private schools. State schools are free, and
private schools are fee- paying.
Elementary and secondary schools
consist of twelve grades.