- . . . even in backward rural areas, most girls and boys alike attend high school.
- In my Chinese-American wife’s ancestral village — a poor community in southern China — the peasant children are a grade ahead in math compared with my children at an excellent public school in the New York area.
- Chinese principals can’t easily dismiss teachers, but they can get extra training for less effective teachers, or if that doesn’t work, push them into other jobs.
- . . . excellent early childhood education, typically beginning at age 2
- Colleges are third-rate and should be a national disgrace.
- Many Chinese complain scathingly that their system kills independent thought and creativity
- . . . the greatest strength of the Chinese system is the Confucian reverence for education that is steeped into the culture.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Some pulls from Nicholas D. Kristof 's China's Winning Schools op-ed in the NYT: