Caixin
Caixin Global – Latest China News & Headlines

Home >

ABOUT US

CX Tech is Caixin Global's real-time tech news portal, featuring 24-hour news, short-form analysis, and roundups from business and tech media in China.

LATEST
Baidu Juices Up Intelligent Driving Tie-Up With BlackBerry
India Permanently Rolls Back Welcome Matt on TikTok, WeChat and Other Chinese Apps
Will Faraday and Geely Team Up in a Possible Replication of Baidu and Foxconn Manufacturing Partnerships?
Chinese Edtech Startup Huohua Siwei Secures $400 Million in Series E Funding Round
Trending in China: Man Fired for Skipping Work to Mourn Father Gets Billion Views
Impressive New York Trading Debut for Chinese E-Cigarette Maker RLX But Challenges Lie Ahead
Self-Driving Tech Startup Uisee Closes $155 Million Funding Round
Trending in China: Gold Mining Rescue Lights Up Weibo
China Evergrande’s NEV Unit Brings Six Investors On Board to Raise $3.4 Billion
Taiwan’s MediaTek Surpasses Qualcomm as China’s Smartphone Chip Supplier of Choice as U.S. Sanctions Bite
Tencent-Backed Esports Startup VSPN Closes $60 Million Funding
Trending in China: Foreign Medical Students Volunteer for Battle Against Virus in Freezing Northeast
Chinese Telcos Look for More Sympathy Under Biden Administration
Gojek, Tokopedia Explore Holding Company Structure as Merger Talks Move Forward
Carmaker BYD to Raise $3.9 Billion Through New Share Sale
Trending in China: Beijing Skating Now On Ice As Covid Restrictions Imposed
Alibaba’s Jack Ma Reemerges After Long Absence
Chinese Mainland Speeds Up Chip Equipment Buying from ASML
Chinese Edtech Startup Erwan Nets Nearly $100 Million in Series D, E Funding Rounds
Matrix Partners China Raises $1.2 Billion for Flagship Venture Fund
Trending in China: Sharing Students’ Grades Online – The Fine Line Between Motivation and Public Shaming

Carol Yuan / Dec 03, 2020 06:10 PM / Trending Stories

What’s trending?

A local education bureau in Hangzhou, a city in the southeastern China, has issued new rules aimed at prohibiting schools from sharing students’ grades and rankings in public via WeChat groups that include teachers and parents.

The new policy has stirred debate on Weibo over the subtle balance between protecting children’s privacy and motivating them.

What’s the story?

The education bureau of Binjiang District in Hangzhou has proposed a range of measures to improve communication and behavior within parent-teacher WeChat groups.

A new policy that has caught the attention of China’s social media is the suggestion that teachers should prioritize students' privacy and should not publish either students’ grades or performance rankings, or compare their performance with other students.

Although the new policy only extends to WeChat groups, the wider issues it raises have gone viral.

What are people saying online?

Since China’s education system relies on performance in high school and college entrance exams, many people worry that if the grades and rankings are not made public, students will be overprotected, which may prove harmful to them in the long-run. “Is it really good for students not to announce their grades and compare themselves to others? Those who have not felt competition and setbacks since childhood are like flowers in the greenhouse: they are very pretty but can’t stand the storm and have no tenacious vitality,” read one comment.

However, some people have suggested a possible compromise. “Why not imitate foreign universities? Inform students of their own grades, the average grade of the class, and the distribution of everyone's grades instead of letting everyone know which name each grade corresponds to. Therefore, they can know the gap between themselves and others in a safe setting,” read another comment on Weibo that received more than 5,000 likes.

Related story: Trending in China: The ‘Tyranny’ of Parent Teacher Social Media Chat Groups

 


Share this article
Open WeChat and scan the QR code