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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

Where are the major policy decision made? And what about administrators, lunchroom workers, janitors, etc.? smiley - huh


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Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

On education: The general policies are made nationally (entry and exit levels)but schools have some freedom in how to fill in their education program. Part of the final exam (counting for 50%) is nationwide.

Administrators fall under the government responsibility. Janitors and lunchroom personnel are generally part of a commercial business.


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

That sounds very different from how we handle education in the U.S.


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Orcus

Well usually, we in the UK look down with a mix sense of wry amusement, horror, and thank bod that's not here on how things like that are done in the USA....

... usually ... smiley - cry


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Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Maybe the history departments like current events. History is certainly being made. Just wondering what the books will say in a few decades. Anyone with a time machine cares to go and have a look?


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You can call me TC

I got my German passport today. So now it's all sorted.

Certificate of Nationality - check
ID card - check,
Passport - check

Now to go and do my Esta application for the upcoming trip to California. Hope there won't be any problems with the same person applying with a different passport/different nationality. The last time, of course, I went with my British passport......


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

" we in the UK look down with a mix sense of wry amusement, horror, and thank bod that's not here on how things like that are done in the USA" [Orcus]

You are justified in doing that, at least somewhat. We have some excellent public schools, so not all school districts are run by [insert animals here, being careful not to insult their intelligence].

At the moment, there's a terrible scandal about some well-connected people who got their children into prestigious colleges by fraudulent means smiley - yikes. I get a fair bit of schadenfreude form seeing that a college which rejected me long ago was gulled by this fraud. smiley - applause See? It's all rigged. smiley - ok


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Orcus

Yeah I saw that, ouch! Quite a big scandal, and a *very* famous Uni...


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

Now that they know where to look, I expect that they'll find far more admissions scams.


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Sho - gainfully employed again

how long did your German citizenship application take to go through? just got mine confirmed (don't yet have the certificate, I have to make an appointment to get that)

I applied on 12th Feb and it came through on 16th March. smiley - smiley


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You can call me TC

I applied at the beginning of October and have a letter from them dated 10 October that they have received it and are working on it. I only found out that it was all approved when I phoned some time in January and I didn't receive the letter with official notification of this until 24 January. As I wanted to book a flight to see my mother in February, this was rather short notice, and I was glad I had had advance notice.


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Sho - gainfully employed again

when I called them in the first week in February they told me they were fast-tracking British applications and that if we could get them in the following week, we'd hear in time for Brexit-day. smiley - smiley


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paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

smiley - headhurts


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