A screen grab from the video shows a copy of the investigation report by local education department.
Ya’an City Education Foundation then clarified they were not informed about the source of donation. Individual fund raising activity in the name of Ya’an City Education Foundation is strictly forbidden, it said.
Ji Dahai, a member of Chinese Society of Education, indicated this is not the first time that parent committee had charged parents in the name of extra tutoring and for the benefit of school.
Even though the committee is supposed to act as a supervising organization, parents allege it has become a corrupt organization facilitating additional benefits for teachers and school while seeking privileges for their own wards.
“It has become a tacit rule for school to charge extra fees from parents. Parents are somehow ‘blackmailed,’ as no one wants to hurt their children,” said @Xuanranliunian, on China’s Twitter equivalent, Weibo.