To have a good education is very important for Argentineans.
Schools are free for everyone, from elementary to the university level.
There also private schools for those who wish to pay to attend school.
Children attend school from age 6 to 16 years old.
In the past many youngsters left school to begin work and help their families financially.
Today many more students complete their secondary education.
Throughout all Argentina schools have 2 shifts of 4 hours each. Half of the students attend school from 8 to 12 in the morning, and the other half from 1 to 5 in the afternoon.
Many students walk to school, while other ride a bike, bus or metro.