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Post time 2013-7-27 11:02:01 |Display all floors
Are seats in China's public colleges up for sale? It is a question that educators are reluctant to discuss and most parents do not even want to think about.

But as colleges in China begin publishing admission lists after the grueling national college entrance examination or gaokao in June, word has spread on the Internet that students with not-so-high scores but deep pockets can buy their way int ...

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Post time 2013-7-27 11:02:02 |Display all floors
"And for those who still believe gaokao is the pinnacle of the Chinese social justice system, it is a rude awakening as they learn the dodgy business has existed for years."

A rude awakening from the Chinese dream ( with Chinese characteristics ).

A few other "de" words are demonstrated from this : delusion, deception, degeneracy, decay. Making a "quick buck" instead of allowing universities to maintain a sense of academic rigor and upright morality makes Chinese educational institutions the world's laughing stock. And people still wonder why the country can generate very few creative and original thinkers, or that it wins so few international prizes and awards in scientific fields, or that many Chinese choose to undertake tertiary studies abroad !

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Post time 2013-7-29 09:58:07 |Display all floors
There are a number of flaws with the gaokao system.  The long term solution of course is to increase the number of top level universities.  I believe this is happening, but certainly  it can't happen over night.  We also need to remind students and their families that students from lower level universities can rise to the top if they work hard.  It's not just where  you are, but what you do there.

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