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Is education China's top economic risk? [Copy link] 中文

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Jaaja Post time: 2017-11-21 20:55
China needs education system that creates spiritual and intellectual prosperity for hundreds of mi ...

The "New Age" philosophy of so-called "Western neo-Liberalism" in post-modern culture and education in the Western World promotes the interests and values of the INDIVIDUAL against the interests and values of both traditional societies and modern Nation-States.

Only drug-addicted, homo rights, gay marriage and transgender-loving rock-stars would believe and promote such total, complete and absolute Western NONSENSE.

Silicon Valley is the home of the largest concentration of hi-tech companies in the Western World. But half of those US companies are started by foreign-born immigrants who hire foreign-born immigrants by the boatloads to do technical work. Why? The US-born citizens simply do not have the discipline and aptitude to perform STEM work because they spent their student days doing "creative and unstructured" activities such as sex, drugs and rock-and-roll.

It's no coincidence that many of those Silicon Valley companies were founded and are staffed by engineers and scientists who were raised in traditional cultures and scientifically educated in non-Western countries in East Asia, India, Russia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, etc. Most of the them possess not only the COGNITIVE skills required in SYSTEMATIC problem-solving but also the HUMANISTIC values that come from traditional cultures. You need not just MENTAL but also MORAL discipline to do highly-technical STEM work and start multi-billion tech companies.


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Post time 2017-11-22 09:25:59 |Display all floors
sfphoto Post time: 2017-11-22 00:53
The "New Age" philosophy of so-called "Western neo-Liberalism" in post-modern culture and educatio ...

This is not about New Age. When I mentioned spiritual and intellectual happines, I was referring to simply keeping the huge population happy enough so that there wouldn't be another revolution. Keep ther minds both curious and satisfied.

Two ways to do that - DPRK's (and China's old) way of closing the country off and blocking all foreign influences and ideas, and brainwashing the population to accept that they are living in heaven. Or the better way, to actually give them their "heaven".

Silicon Valley is the home of the largest concentration of hi-tech companies in the Western World. But half of those US companies are started by foreign-born immigrants who hire foreign-born immigrants by the boatloads to do technical work.


Few of the big corporations in Silicon Valley or elsewhere would be what they are, if there was no market among much lower educated people to buy their products and services. Those foreign-born immigrants, just like their native peers in USA, would be jobless if there was no American middle-class.

And that's those "drug-addicted, homo rights, gay marriage and transgender-loving rock-stars" that you seem to despise.

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Post time 2017-11-22 16:36:09 |Display all floors
The education reform in China should include:

1) A standard syllabus for every school whether in the rural village or the urban city. The syllabus should include a range of education that covers creative thinking and memorising skills. They are all important.

2) All teachers must be trained to teach (such as pedagogical training).

3) Teachers' salaries should be the same whether in the city or the village after they have passed the pedagogical training.

4) "Good" teachers must be spread around the region/city/province/country, not just concentrated in a particular area. In fact, they should be rotated through the schools so that no particular school owns them.

5) Education must be administered at the national level to ensure consistency in standard and also fairness. This must be carried out at least from elementary to higher school, if not university level.

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Post time 2017-11-22 19:29:40 |Display all floors
Jaaja Post time: 2017-11-22 09:25
This is not about New Age. When I mentioned spiritual and intellectual happines, I was referring t ...
Few of the big corporations in Silicon Valley or elsewhere would be what they are, if there was no market among much lower educated people to buy their products and services. Those foreign-born immigrants, just like their native peers in USA, would be jobless if there was no American middle-class.

That's actually the problem: the American middle-class is disappearing because blue-collar manufacturing jobs have gone to Mexico while white-collar IT and call-center jobs have gone to India and the Philippines. Meanwhile the tech jobs in Silicon Valley have gone to foreign-born Asian immigrants while the service jobs have been taken up by Mexican illegals. And there's a good reason for this: U.S corporations prefer hiring foreign workers because they have the virtues of discipline, work ethic and loyalty that U.S.-born citizens lack. Even Trump's own company preferred hiring foreign workers for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida!!!

And that's those "drug-addicted, homo rights, gay marriage and transgender-loving rock-stars" that you seem to despise.

That was a tongue-in-cheek comment about the decline and fall of traditional WASP culture which has undermined the moral, spiritual, social and cultural foundations of the White Working Class in the U.S.A. Starting with the counter-cultural revolution of the hippie generation in the 60s, the traditional values of family, faith, community and nationhood have all but disappeared, only to be replaced by the amoral hedonism, selfish individualism and material greed of post-modern neo-liberalism.

But don't get me wrong: I don't despise them at all but I do pity them because they're the biggest losers in the globalization game played by neoliberal Capitalists.



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