State schools usually mean primary or secondary schools which educate children without charge. They are funded in whole or part by taxation. The term may also refer to public institutions of post-secondary education. State schools have to follow the national curriculum for their country.
State schools may be called public schools outside of England and Wales.
By region or countryEdit
In the United States, "state school" is colloquial for state university, a college, or a university in a state university system. "Public school" is used for elementary, middle, or high schools that get their money from the government or are run by the government. "Private school" is used for schools that do not get their money from the government, nor are they run by the government.
- Explanatory article at the Good Schools Guide
- Public Education Network Archived 2017-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
- Center on Reinventing Public Education
- The Story of American Public Education
- Public Education in the United States Archived 2017-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
- History of Public Education in the United States
- Essay on public education paradigms at YouTube