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Starting School in the Bay: A Family Affair

In Sweden, there is a distinct dichotomy between school and family life, and as a parent you might ask to come to class for a day during a school year, to observe what your child does all day, but it would probably end there. The school is the workplace of the teacher and the children, and parents respectfully stay away. In contrast, here in the US, the school wants you in the classroom. This became apparent as my oldest son is starting school this year.