tbh the US is a hellscape dystopia compared to the education system of any other country
I wouldn’t say that. I would say that different countries have different systems, and some might have certain parts of the system that are better than others. But the bottom line is that post-secondary education around the world is a disastrous hellscape in general that is primarily sustained by massive amounts of gatekeeping and through the insistence on providing privileged access to an arbitrarily chosen few while excluding almost everyone else. Some states may choose to provide freer access through reduced or eliminated tuition fees, but higher academia is still rife with shittons of nonsense that exploits a lot of vulnerable people and enforces strict gatekeeping policies while still exploiting the work of the aforementioned vulnerable folks. When you consider the system as a whole, a few flipsides here or there don’t really make up for the massively negative experiences that many people still have, and that needs to change.
This isn’t to diminish the hellscape that is unique to the US education system ofc, but just to point out that places that people often say “have it better” often don’t.
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