Education – An Important Resource
Since Switzerland has no natural resources, education and knowledge have become very important resources. Switzerland claims to have one of the world's best education systems. The cantons are responsible for educational services (kindergarten, schools, universities).
Most children go to public schools. Private schools usually are expensive and people tend to think that students of private schools probably didn't make it at the public school.
After elementary school, kids may either choose to go to secondary school or to start an apprenticeship. In the latter case, after finishing the apprenticeship, it is still possible to start an academic career.