Check out what a fifteen-year-old Chinese exchange student reports about Chinese testing in schools as compared to student life in America.
“The school starts at 7:30 a.m.,” Rose Liao, one of my best friends, told me about her school life as a ninth-grader in Beijing. "Besides the daily nine periods of classes, we have to take a two-hour test every day as well. Different days have a different subject test: Chinese, math, English, chemistry and physics. After finishing the test, we get out of the school at nearly 6 p.m.”
Well, we advise our boys that it is a competitive world out there. Work ethic and stamina matters a lot.