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It is widely acknowledged that better educated parents have children who tend to do better in the classroom than those of less educated counterparts. But is it justified for the school to only accept students of well-educated parents?

A private school in Guangzhou has apologized after saying it would only accept students whose parents are university graduates.


Canadian Foreign Language School, a bilingual institute in the Guangdong provincial capital, posted the message on WeChat and on an electronic display board at its entrance on Friday.


The message led to outrage among netizens, with some accusing the school of class discrimination.


"We sincerely apologize," the school said in a statement on Tuesday. "Our intention was to introduce quality education with a win-win for the school and for families. Considering various actual conditions, we withdrew the notice on the day."


The school, part of the Canadian International Educational Organization, which was set up in 2000, provids primary school and junior high school education in Guangzhou.


The education authority in Panyu district said private schools do have the autonomy to decide which students they accept, but it added that Canadian Foreign Language School’s message was against the principle of equality.


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I have asked before: how can nominally "communist" China claim to be socialist when it is pursuing elitism as it does through its elite schools???

There should be no "elite" universities, "elite" high schools and "elite" kindergartens! This is a perversion of the notion of academic excellence.

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Post time 2017-5-8 16:54:28 |Display all floors
STUPID school leaders,congrats on forgetting what your root is...
There is always a silver lining when you feel terrible.

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Post time 2017-5-8 20:38:12 |Display all floors
I guess it's not hard today in China ..

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Post time 2017-5-9 13:56:16 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-5-8 15:42
I have asked before: how can nominally "communist" China claim to be socialist when it is pursuing e ...

It is extremely unfair and unjust to deprive children of poorly eduated parents because they're not affluent enough to meet some class-prejudiced criterion. Everyone has the right to education.

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Post time 2017-5-9 14:19:42 |Display all floors
I guess sometimes absurd ways of doings looks 'fancy' to some people, make them feel special

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Post time 2017-5-9 21:23:38 |Display all floors
This post was edited by HailChina! at 2017-5-9 21:23

I think that the term 'less-educated' is just as offensive as 'uneducated'. It is probably more offensive actually. If 'educated' now mean that a person has a university education then why not just call people that do not have a university education people that do not have a university education? Calling people with a university education 'educated' is pretty stupid though because basically any fool can get a degree if they want one.

It would be best for fancy schools to take students on merit. These Canadians are classist jerks.

Chinese netzians are good. Good on them.

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