The American school system has little to do with providing any education to kids - its real purpose is to "warehouse" them for a decade or more undere the pretense of "education"! American children who suffer through these long,useless,boring years in school find out at the end ,when they graduate high school,that they're "Not Qualified" to do any kind of job or are trained for any kind of career! Thats some great "educational" achievement for 13 to 14 years of grade schooling isn't it? The proof is that to get a job or a career after high school they have to enrol into even more schools,colleges,techs etc..
This is actually why there has been such a growth in "quick" career colleges that offer 6 month to 1 year courses to train students in useable job skills.The reality is that for the majority of jobs and careers you can learn the fundamentals to do the job in 6 months to 1 year or even less.This then asks the very important question of why our kids have been enrolled in these expensive,long term grade schools where they haven't learned any important job or career skills to provide for their future? The answer again is that American schools are just "warehouses" that exist primarily as long term daycare centers to keep the kids off the streets and not much else!