In July 2021, the Chinese Communist Party announced new regulations that they said would reduce pressure on parents and children, known as the double reduction policy. The new law banned private education companies from offering after-school tutoring in core school subjects. Chinese students and parents view good academic performance as a way to climb the country’s social ladder, with a child’s studies often being prioritised above all else and exam pressure taking a toll on mental health. The new policy brought to heel China’s ballooning USD 120 billion private tutoring sector, but the policy change has led to a tutoring black market, which could benefit the wealthy and price out poorer families. Help keep VICE News’ fearless reporting free for millions by making a one time or ongoing contribution here. – Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network: #VICENews #News

15 Replies to “The Price of Education In China | Gen 跟 China”

  1. I hold a Master’s in Education, and I taught for 12 before starting online. I worked online at VIPKid for over three years. I loved my students and was well paid. After banning home-based tutoring, I started my own company, and continued to teach privately. The pay is better, but I also work much more, because my classes are more individually oriented, and I give kids fun homework. They love their classes. Also, I understand Chinese parents, and have great contact with them. I love teaching independently, and the results of my students are fantastic. I don’t complain about waking up early (time difference Boston Beijing), and I smile a lot, but only because I have fun with my students. I am very proud of them.

  2. Yes, and I don’t teach them by memorizing, I need them to understand what they’ve been taught. I teach English and Art. I use good curriculums, but I have over 40 000 educational books, videos, and worksheets. I made a lot of them so they are fun. Kids are not stressed, and they really love our classes.

  3. I would have liked to see an interview with a parent who has a different mindset from Tae and his wife. Many westerners thin his way but I’d like to see the thoughts and arguments of others on the opposite end.

  4. I guess our school life is simple in India till class 10 (lets say) like our schools will start at 8:00 am and finished at 2:00 pm and on saturdays we have half-days.

  5. in india province punjab you have to pass 12th to get married(parents tell to their kids if you fail .no one going to marry you)

  6. You are always told to work hard and stop complaining to be succes and even you have earned many things you were still told the same way. So when will u be happy and enjoying your life? Just cut this capitalism doctrine guys. It’s fine to be lazy and not owning many things.

  7. To be honest if my parents forced me to do private tutoring I would have rebelled and did alsmot everything to get out of it. I am from New Zealand we dont have much of a hardcore exams back to back in eights hours like china. FOR EXAMPLE We had two exams in one day, so one in the morning and afternoone. Each exam was one or two hours depending on the subject. However you woud be told which exams you have atleast two month prior to the actual exam day. The teachers would give ypu tips amd advice if you were struggling in the certain subject and also have a holisitc approach on the pupils wellbeing FOR EXAPLE: if you were known to get really stressed they would approach you to take some counselling classes to deal with the stress of exam. 🙂 New Zealand is really relaxed in exams and do not have high stadard to be honest.

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