Should Students Decide Whether Their Classmates Are Poor? – Joel Martinsen

From Danwei:

Danwei posted a China Youth Daily’s report on “a new process instituted by the Ministry of Education to determine whether college students deserve financial aid.” The report says that the applicant’s classmates would vote on whether or not the applicant got aid:

The rationale, as reported by CYD: In the past, investigating the economic circumstances of a student’s family relied predominantly on the student’s own personal narrative, or on documentation from the student’s local government. But in practice, some “impoverished students” did not actually live impoverished lives….[Full Text]

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