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English Takes a Backseat to Xi Jinping Thought

China’s nearly 300 million students will be studying “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” this coming school year, according to guidelines published by the Ministry of...

HIV Positive Teachers to Petition China Government

Anti-discrimination laws in China state that people who have HIV or AIDS are entitled to equal employment and medical treatment, but three men from three different provinces claimed that they were denied government teaching jobs...

Anger over Substitute Teacher Dismissals

The planned dismissal of 448,000 substitute teachers throughout China has generated angry comments from netizens. A few days ago, ChinaHush translated news reports about the lay-offs and posted photos illustrating the difficult...

China Jails Teachers and Parents for Hi-Tech Exam Cheating

China has jailed eight parents and teachers after uncovering elaborate schemes to help students pass the college entrance exams, tests which often determine the socioeconomic fate of young people and their future dependents in...

China’s Rural Teachers Join Rumble Of Unrest

From Reuters: They are old, angry and have mobile phones, and they worry China’s protest-wary leaders. Teachers across rural China, many long retired or forced from classrooms, have joined a recent surge of protests, with...

An Alleged Counterrevolutionary Teacher’s Personal Plea

As reported in a previous post on CDT, two female students accused their political science professor, Yang Shiqun, of being “counterrevolutionary.” This is in line with a growing trend of bloggers and journalists...

New Rules for Teachers After China Earthquake

From AP: China is requiring more ethical responsibility from teachers following the highly publicized case of a high school teacher who fled his classroom during last month’s earthquake without making sure his students...

China Teacher Sacked For Running From Quake School

From Reuters: A Chinese high school teacher has been sacked and denounced by local media and Internet users for fleeing a classroom before his students during last month’s devastating earthquake. Fan Meizhong, a...

China Addresses Income Gap Between Urban, Rural Teachers – Xinhua

From Xinhua: China’s Compulsory Education Law which took effect last September stipulates that the local average wage for teachers should not be lower than that of civil servant. Teachers’ wages generally comprise two parts: “basic income” and “structural income” which varies according to rank, school and region….[Full Text] See also “A Generation of Rural Teachers […]

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