Fact-Check Five Myths about Advancement in Germany

Children of immigrants fare worse in school? You have to go to college if you want to earn a lot of money? There are plenty of myths surrounding social advancement in Germany -- and many of them are out of step with reality.
School in Germany

School in Germany

Foto: Felix K‰stle/ picture alliance / dpa
Foto: SPIEGEL ONLINE
Foto: SPIEGEL ONLINE
Foto: SPIEGEL ONLINE
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen