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Follow Their Lead? Most Chinese Believe Their Students Are Overworked

by Cord Jefferson

August 27, 2011

Discussions about the future of the United States' education system often are colored by fears that students from China and India are outperforming their American peers and soon will swoop in and take their jobs. In a speech last January in which he trumpeted the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math education, President Obama praised the way China and India are "educating their children earlier and longer, with greater emphasis on math and science." He then said that America needed to "out-educate" our competitors to the east.

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