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China’s schoolchildren are now the smartest in the world

China’s schoolchildren are now the smartest in the world

A study by OECD of 15 year-old students across the world found that Chinese students far outstripped peers in every other country in a survey of reading, mathematics and science ability. Four Chinese provinces, including Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, outperformed in science and maths, even if household income is well below members’ average.

Minor_Complex 1 year

Nice try, China! Four coastal regions out of roughly three dozen participated in the study, that's similar to the top 6 states in America only being allowed to take the test. And I'll bet my bottom dollar the students were all hand picked by the authoritarian government to produce only the finest and most prestigious results. Also the OECD is a globalist organization, and globalism may sound nice but so does a siren before you get lubbed up and turned into a horny toad. DO. NOT. TRUST. GOMMUNISM!

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 1 year

Criticism: Being ONLY good at math and sciences doesn't make you smart, it makes you a moron with good calculation skills. The IQ test only measures one part of the spectrum of intelligence of the human. You could have an IQ of 200 and have zero social skills. Finally, don't confuse being smart with being indoctrinated, those kids are taught to answer one way and are conforming on what their government tells them is true. That's not being very intelligent in my opinion.

porcus 1 year

HaHa! This is very fertile bullshit. Chinese public education is far worse than American. The Chinese language is partly to blame since it is a "sage" system; people literally cannot teach themselves the written language, it requires a mentor to tell them what the characters mean. There are no Chinese early readers - ever - because it's impossible. Combine that with the Authoritarian system and these kids were very highly selected for this test. The gast majority of the Chinese students lag behind Americans. :D

Robert 1 year

Chinese children or just Chinese school children? If the US was to exclude underperformers for the sake of making our test scores look better, it would also work. I don't see how that would really help us in the long run though. I've noticed that China pulls a lot of BS to make it's self look better: manipulating it's GDP, test scores, overstating the effectiveness of it's military equipment and personal. This is the kind of stuff you expect from a 3d world nation. In the end it is actually hurting China, not helping.

Matthew 1 year

Yeah, I hear being a drone is fun.

Mia Tyler
Mia Tyler 1 year

hmmmm and they achieve this by kids staying on schools for 12 - 14 hrs straight, being stresses and tired?

The Kosher Katfish
The Kosher Katfish 1 year

And yet each one of them blink the very second the photo was taken.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

Given the grade school level of discourse here in Newsvoice, I'd guess the US is #12 or lower in world literacy.

Hannibal 1 year

And yet US schools are no longer accepting Chinese SAT scores because of widespread and extensive cheating at testing centers. The University of California got burned taking hundreds of perfect-scoring Chinese students who couldn't even speak English or do basic geometry. Cheating and deception are a way of life in Communist China. The fact that the OECD puts much faith in official state statistics is more than a little willfully blind.

jane 1 year

Lol, they have to fake pass every kid in university so they can 'appear' successful. A monkey would literally make it through their higher education system for that reason. Their culture is anti-innovation anyway, so even with the few stray high IQ students they have, it's not like those kids can do anything other than make really good copies of other countries' work.

Seekster 1 year

Shenanigans by the Chinese aside, the American school system is in desperate need of reform. Looking at the education systems in other English speaking countries like Singapore, the UK, and Canada might be able to provide some insights on how to improve.

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 1 year

At the cost of living in 1984. Fuck no thanks

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