Most cultures around Orr have an education system for preparing their young for working and general life.
Mandatory elementary, voluntary secondary and higher education.
Elementary school age of the time 5-10 during 1870-1890ish.
Then having the public school/secondary school age be 10-16 or 18. And college or technical programs after that.
Many countries have only recently mandated school.
In Antiford, since 1885 all young persons are required to attend a secondary school or pay a fine (this fine being the same as the tuition tax that would have been paid if they had attended).