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Friday, March 21, 2014

Tell Me Again Why The U.S. Should Mimic The Chinese Education System?

A lot of these suicide stories are coming from South Korea, another country with a high stakes education system that leads to an awful lot of stress and pressure on children and teens, but this one's from China:

Surveillance cameras have caught the shocking moment an under-pressure Chinese student jumped to his death during class.

Heart-stopping footage claims to show the at first motionless boy suddenly leaving his desk, running over to a ledge and leaping out.

His actual jump occurs out of shot, and was not filmed due to the camera's angle.

But the devastated reaction of his fellow classmates, who sprint over to see what's happened before pacing up and down with their heads in their hands, appears to suggest he had tried to commit suicide.

A commenter at the Daily News writes:

How much longer are we going to pretend that children are something to ignore, mistreat, and mis-educate..... This child was coerced into believing this test was so important that combined with the rest of the stress he was feeling he ended his life. Here in the US the children are equally mistreated but they are ignored and mistreated along with being misled.

The older you get the more you realize it's not that big of a deal, and that you should be focusing on aspects of education that actually aren't in the curriculum. This common core crap and the overstressing of test results are completely destroying our children's futures.

And that's absolutely what the plutocrats in power want.


  1. Unrelated...but I've just noticed this from Farina n ATR situation

  2. The link above is unrelated to Farina....the correct one below! That last link was the wrong one...Farina made this,statement last week? Did anyone catch this one...?

    1. Interesting. I am waiting to see the new policies on all sorts of issues, but the ATR one will be big. It gets right to the heart of the teacher treatment issue. And of course the UFT doesn't care AT ALL about ATR's, so there is little fight from them on ATR issues/problems. So if Farina changes policy, it will come from her and de Blasio, not from any push by the UFT.