Sunday, October 31, 2004

American gold.

“The quality of a country’s future life, commercially, industrially and intellectually depends on the quality of its educational system.” – with these words began an article by Jared Williams, which was published last week in the “New York Times”. This informative article was dedicated to American education.
The article begins with the history of education in the US. Americans have shown a great concern for education since early colonial times. Nowadays there are two major types of schools in the USA – public and private or fee-paying. Four out of five private schools are run by churches, synagogues and other religious groups. Today there are some 43 million pupils and students in public schools at the elementary and secondary levels and another 6 million in private schools throughout the country.
The main theme of this article is the higher education. Higher education in the USA includes educational programs, which usually require for admission 12 years of elementary and secondary schooling. It is carried on under a number of forms. The most common type of higher education – is a college. It requires for admission graduation from a standard secondary school; its four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences.
After the firs few paragraphs you may know that the university in the USA is an educational institution comprising a college of liberal arts and a graduate collage. A graduate collage provides programs for study and research beyond the level of the secondary school.It should be underlined that this article is worth to be read by those who are going to continue their education in the USA. Besides this, the article comprises useful information concerning conditions of studying at the such Universities like: University of California, State University of New York, New York University, Columbia University and others.
The article is well written and easy to understand.