While I was at seminary we had alot of American families stay there for a few weeks, along with a number of missionaries kids who lived here because of their parents. I had alot of intercation with them and could discern that their schooling was deficient on various levels, none of which had to do with religion.
Some were believers, others were not, some had money some didn't and were passing through on scholarships. Others were mere visitors. Since history was one of my major interests, I had alot of discussions regarding history, science as well as religion and politics.
Of the lot I was impressed with only a dozen or so American students regarding these issues, the rest looked at me as if I was from another world...
Let me put it this way, Portuguese are not spanish nor are we latinos, but they referred to us in that way without even thinking about it... They were gracious and nice, but I cannot say much for their eduction in general and Portugal is certainly not Spain...
Oh I see, I thought perhaps you taught here in the United States, that you had first hand knowledge of the education/curriculum.
It sounds to me the flaws you were seeing was the lack of acclimation into your culture which comes via living there awhile.
Edited by Sherapy, 03 May 2013 - 07:46 PM.