One day after The Washington Post published an expose of test-taking culture in South Korea (see Statistic Of The Day: This Is Why We Don’t Want Our School Culture To Be Like South Korea’s), The New York Times publishes its own Asian testing story — this one focused on China, Inside a Chinese Test-Prep Factory.

Here’s an excerpt:


Of course, scholar Yong Zhao has been raising these questions for years about China (I’ve written about his work many times in this blog), and it’s nice to see him quoted in the Times story.

I’m adding this post to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.