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“If that sounds impossible, consider the practice in Switzerland today where only 23 percent of the student population goes to high school, though Switzerland has the world’s highest per capita income in the world.”

An Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto, Page 162

Fact Check

Gatto’s use of this statistic is misleading. The Swiss high school structure offers multiple tracts for students. About a quarter of students elect to follow an academic track and about three-quarters participate in a combination of academics and vocational training or apprenticeships but most virtually all young people pursue commencement level education. There are additional demarcations within different programs, based on where a student lives and what they’re studying.

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