Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Some fodder from a friend

The following was sent to me by a friend in Changchun:
GRE and SAT exams are big business in China. They even allow people to teach SAT who have no idea about universal values. This news should not come as a surprise:
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/28/china-nationals-cheating-college-tests  
As many as 8,000 students from the PRC were expelled from US universities for cheating, misrepresentation of qualifications, poor class attendance, poor English skills and low grades.
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/05/29/u-s-schools-expelled-8000-chinese-students-for-poor-grades-cheating/ 
It reminded me of the article in the Daily Telegraph two years ago about parents demanding the right to cheat:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10132391/Riot-after-Chinese-teachers-try-to-stop-pupils-cheating.html  
The archetypal image of the diligent Asian is quickly changing into an image of a spoilt kid who cheated his way into college...
I am very interested in people's reactions.