Caixin
Mar 07, 2022 04:36 PM
CHINA

Photo Essay: The Lessons of After-School Education Reform for Three Beijing Families

Some parents have put in extra effort into ensuring their children don’t fall behind amid the fierce competition to get into a good school, including by enrolling them in more extracurricular classes. Photo: Cai Yingli/Caixin
Some parents have put in extra effort into ensuring their children don’t fall behind amid the fierce competition to get into a good school, including by enrolling them in more extracurricular classes. Photo: Cai Yingli/Caixin

The “double reduction” policy issued in July, designed to ease the excessive burden of homework and after-school tutoring, was supposed to put an end to students’ busy life juggling a variety of additional lessons throughout the day.

This policy is also expected to lower the cost of education for families and relieve their anxiety. However, in reality, it has failed to bring relief to some parents.

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