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Post time 2012-5-17 09:36:33 |Display all floors
Only students in honors classes can study in classrooms fitted with air-conditioning systems at a local school in Shenzhen, Guangzhou Daily reported Tuesday.

Shenzhen Binhe Middle and High School has 11 classes for 10th-graders, and four of them are "honors classes". The newspaper reported that classrooms for regular classes are fitted only with fans, while those of honors classes are equipped with air-conditioning.

"The best one of the four honors classes has four air-conditioning systems in its classroom," a student, whose alias is A Ping, told the newspaper.

At the Binhe school, students with good scores on the High School Entrance Examination study in honors classes, which is a common practice in China. School authorities usually assign experienced and competent teachers for honors classes, and those elite students are expected to enroll at renowned universities in the country.

A Ping said students in regular classes want to buy air-conditioning with their own money, as it is getting hotter. But their request was denied by school authorities, even when the students offered to pay for the electricity.
The electricity in honors classes is paid for by the school, according to the newspaper.

"The school has a plan to teach students in accordance with their aptitude. It is not appropriate to allow students to buy air-conditioning for themselves. We may be put under investigation by education authorities if we allow such a practice," Binhe school's director of executive office Zhou Yanbin said when asked to comment.

A teacher surnamed Li, who teaches a regular class, said it is not a good idea to offer students whatever they want and they should learn to overcome difficulties in terms of the hot weather.

However, some parents seem to have a different opinion.

"I have heard the news. I think the school should treat all the students equally. Students in honors classes should not be given special treatment," a parent who did not give his name told Guangzhou Daily.

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Post time 2012-5-17 14:09:52 |Display all floors
Discrimination of this type is bad for the entire student body. It passes on a message to the lower academic achievers that they are unworthy individuals, a message that not only flies in the face of Communist Party teaching but which also flies in the face of reality.  The majority of students simply are not academically gifted. It's a fact that most kids are in the middle of the curve, with some brighter and some less intelligent, however that doesn't mean they don't have worthwhile skills and talents waiting to be discovered.  Quality teaching imparts knowledge to students so they can achieve the best they can as a person, it doesn't push them down in to the gutter by denying them the most basic respect. They are children, not adults and while competition is healthy amongst children favouritism is not.  

As an aside, I do not advocate what has happened in many Western countries either, where children are not allowed to "fail" either academically or in other ways. This type of indulgence produces young adults react really badly when they fail at something, especially in the workplace and it often leads to a culture of blaming others for their own short comings.



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Post time 2012-5-17 15:24:38 |Display all floors
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Discrimination of this type is bad for the entire student body. It passes on a message to the lower  ...

Well, what do you expect from a commie system?
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Post time 2012-5-17 15:36:10 |Display all floors
LCSULLA Post time: 2012-5-17 15:24
Well, what do you expect from a commie system?
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One schools actions does not a political group make. If this was in say America then the lower grade student's parents probably couldn't afford the cost of air-conditioning anyway as they'd be mostly stuck on the minimum wage which is 1/2 of what it should be.  No system is perfect and the sooner everyone realises that the better off the entire world will be.  
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seneca Post time: 2012-5-17 16:45
They have lost their bearings, obviously.

Well, aircons are pretty unusual in classrooms even in Gu ...

actually you're right about the point that aircons should be in the classrooms, but not in that it couldn't make them any better.
The Human Brain's effectiveness potential decreases with rising temperature at some point.

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One schools actions does not a political group make. If this was in say America then the lower gra ...

Minimum Wages are retarded populist idiocy in the first place, that will only be either ineffective, or create artificial unemployment.
Germany and a few other Northern European Countries are doing fine without them, with rather high wages as the market result.
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Post time 2012-5-17 18:14:30 |Display all floors
Let's hope the hot hot weather makes the teachers rethinks
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