Public High Schools Socialism, Colleges Capitalism?

Despite marketing to the contrary, most high schools are run like prisons, a Socialistic compression of freedom, perhaps made necessary by trying to make good citizens from disparate demographics
Meanwhile, college is Capitalistic privileged-freedom run amok, with a sink-or-swim financed by costly loans
Are foreign students becoming the educational hares, to our tortoises? We know the tortoise wins in the end, but in the meantime the hare gets to make an awful lot of money!
In the 90s, a joke went “the Eastern man says ‘in Asia the nail that sticks out gets hammered’, while the Western man replies ‘in America the nail that sticks out drives a BMW’” Creativity is good but so also is ability, plus lately the Easterners have been driving many BMWs.

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