Hi, Dr. Laura.
You talked about education and students ability to perform in the USA vs other countries. I am from the Czech Republic and I know for a fact what you said is correct. I have friend from Slovakia and she went to nursing school here in the US. She told me how easy college was and that a below average high school student here can become a nurse – which is impossible in our countries.
I still consider Czechs and Slovaks like brothers and sisters because our education is more intense and much more difficult. Another friend from Slovakia sent her daughter to US schools to improve her English language. She expected her daughter to struggle, but by the end of the first semester her daughter was the top student in her grade.
I also feel very sad knowing all that because I graduated nursing school in the Czech Republic and when I tried to transfer it to US, they didn’t accept any of my schools and I would have to start all over again. I truly wish there is something that can be done. I don’t have children and this is one of many reasons why I choose not to have them, although I am happily married to my husband and we are financially stable.
I appreciate all your patient work with us sometimes blind people.