My mom just e-mailed me about my brother's school schedule. Not only do they have their final's schedule all worked out already...ok, ok... a week in advance doesn't seem that astonishing to most Americans... but they also have out their entire next year's calendar complete with holiday's and beginning and ending dates.
The admin was talking about changing the ending dates of our school this week. We still don't know even when school will start next fall. And if we asked about the holidays everyone would laugh... I would laugh. That's how long I've been here. I now laugh at the thought of knowing anything in advance. How sad.
Americans, you complain too much about your country and the systems that run it. They aren't perfect, but they could be so much worse.