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US' Fastest Growing Exports to China: Education

hackingbear (988354) writes | more than 2 years ago

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hackingbear (988354) writes "While we are importing billions of "cheap" products labeled "Made in China", the fastest growing exports from US to China does not even need a label. Chinese parents are acutely aware that the Chinese educational system focuses too much on rote memorization, so Chinese students have flocked to overseas universities and now even secondary schools, despite the high cost of attending programs in America. Chinese enrollment in U.S. universities rose 23% to 157,558 students during the 2010-2011 academic year, making China by far the biggest foreign presence. Even the daughter of Xi Jinping, the presumed next president of China, studies as an undergraduate at Harvard. This creates opportunities for universities to bring American education directly to China. Both Duke and New York University are building campuses in the Shanghai area to offer full-time programs to students there. Maybe one day, our education export can save our own education system or even the economy."
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America ISN'T all rote memorization? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40403647)

Chinese parents are acutely aware that the Chinese educational system focuses too much on rote memorization, so Chinese students have flocked to overseas universities and now even secondary schools, despite the high cost of attending programs in America.

Wait, what?

So let me make sure I'm perfectly clear on this. Chinese parents consider America's school system to be the remedy to a perception of a system of rote memorization in their home country? America's school system, mind you. Is less concerned with rote memorization, according to them. Yeah. In what world does this make even the barest amount of sense?

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