Readers back ban on after-school tutoring

2021-09-07 14:19:08 , Source : China Daily

Editor's note: Known as "double reduction"-reducing students' homework and after-school tutoring pressure-the new policy issued recently by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, aims to ensure education equality and ease students' education burden. Will this signal the end of the private tutoring sector? Can students still get learning support if they need it? Will this lead to fairer education? Readers share their opinions.

The introduction of the "double reduction" policy, particularly the ban on after-school private tutoring set by this new policy, will promote education equality to a certain extent.

Almost all Chinese parents will do a lot to improve the educational prospects of their children, even if that means spending huge sums of money on private tutoring. But not all families can afford the high cost of private tutoring to ensure their children excelled in competitive examinations.

The new policy will give more opportunities to those families who do not have much money to send their children to after-school private tutoring, so that all children will get to attend extended on-campus classes to improve their competitiveness, which is relatively fairer.

Pupils read books after school at a primary school in Baoji, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, March 22, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

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