Why do children go to school?

People in the USA have different ideas about what school is for. A poll found that 45 per cent of Americans said the main goal was for students to take exams. Around a quarter of people said it was for kids to get a job. Just over 26 per cent of Americans said the biggest reason for school was to teach citizenship.

A writer once said the purpose of school is, "to ask questions of the universe." Students had different ideas about school. Elena Brankov, 15, said it was to teach creativity and share ideas. Lyndon Bailey, also 15, said school, "is just to make poor kids into robots who work and make rich people richer".