Days ago, I read an article talking aboutwhat kind of students our schools should cultivate, elites or pushers of thecommunity. It is really a big topic.
In China, almost all of the schools think highly of cultivating as manyelites as possible, especially the training centers. The secondary schoolswould count how many students have been admitted to famous university likeBeijing University, Qing Hua University and so on. They will not miss the words“elite education” in their advertisements. Some schools are only proud ofhaving such top students. In most of the cases, they are rewarded according to thenumber of students admitted to colleges. What is education? Shall we only focuson the top students? Do they have to be shameful when they have less studentsadmitted to college?
What about that in America? It is said that America would like to usethe words “pusher of community”, not elite. What is the differences between apusher and an elite? Do you have any ideas?