Yunnan Provincial Department of Education Director Luochong Min: Ninth grade, (the final year in Chinese middle school,) and twelfth grade, (the final year in Chinese high school,) are a waste of time. During these two years, students are basically continually reinforcing the learning materials from the first two years. The repetitive year-long review deforms students’ logical thinking. Is it fair to evaluate the outcome of a student’s sixteen years of study based on one test? We should cancel the national college entrance examination. Since the economic reform, China has [produced] 137 “champions;” however, none of these students have become business leaders in an industry or international masters [in an area.]

Published on April 8, 2014 at 01:05 by Sina Weibo