Ranking, ratings, and news reports comparing the achievement of American students to students around the world can lead one to believe that schools across the globe are essentially the same. Schools around the globe exist as institutions that primarily use mass schooling, creating the illusion that schools around the world are the same. However, cultural ideas are expressed through schools. Consequently, if there were to be one global schooling model, there would have to be one global culture. However, global culture is not a current reality. Why? Because we still see culture expressed though schools. In the United States there exist a plethora of schools and each is unique. We have public schools, private schools, boarding schools, charter schools, magnent schools, and single-sex schools. No one can agree on which type of school is the best for education.
However, the plethora of schools allows to people to somewhat choose what school best matched their cultural ideas and values. For parents, seeing thier child to a school that matches thier value is incredibly important as schools are the mechanism of social memory in the contemporary world. Therefore schools in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia will all transfer cultural values specific to their own cultures. So, until we have a global culture, we wont have a global system of education.