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The Best Years of Your Life

Photo by yu wei on Unsplash

I often ask my Chinese students about their experiences with school. Today, I put a simple question to three classes: “What is high school like in China.”

To which the immediate answer each time was even simpler: “Prison.”

It’s something I plan to keep in mind the next time some pundit fawns over the “wonderful” Chinese education system and longs for American schools to be more like them…

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