You're right there. It is very hard to achieve the same degree of university education if you don't take the "right" route at the age of ~10. Also there are numerous studies in germany that found that the level of education you can achieve is proportional to the sophistication of your social background in certain areas of germany which is really underlining your point, littleguru. things are that drastic in some areas as you pointed out correctly.littleguru wrote:
I know Schröder. But there are only few people over there that have the possibilities to do it in a second way. Most people fail... If you watch certain reports (Spiegel TV, Focus TV) you will see that most have no possibilities.
I know also an university professor, who is teaching in Augsburg. He is doing everything to get his children into "Gymnasium" (the better school). He said so many times that if they don't make it in that school it's getting very hard for them to get a decent job.
just as another sidenote: don't take spiegeltv or especially focustv as the pure truth. they all want to transport a certain message in their stories.
i didn't want to prove you wrong in your statements about education, littleguru, because in theory there are various ways to achieve a good education in germany, in practice there's really only one that counts. basically i only disagree on the link to ww2.