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Should Chinese families finance American public education? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2011-8-2 15:19:32 |Display all floors
This fall a small public high school in Millinocket, Maine (less than 200 students) is hoping to enroll 60 students from mainland China. The one-year price tag for the Chinese students will be approximately $24,000 apiece.
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Stearns High is in an economically depressed area. The region's last paper mill closed in April. Millinocket's population peaked in 1970, and has been in a steady decline ever since, now hovering around 5,000. The high school has less than a third of the students it had in the 1970s.

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The basic questions are whether American public high schools should be recruiting international students to take on the government's financial responsibility of providing education and whether Chinese families should be footing the bill.


An interesting piece from Patrick Mattimore. Let's just say that the Chinese are rich.
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Post time 2011-8-2 15:20:41 |Display all floors
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opi ... ontent_13027121.htm

Here is the link. In case some would doubt the source.
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Post time 2011-8-2 16:41:12 |Display all floors

Reply #1 DanseMacabre's post

"Should Chinese families finance American public education?"

The fools in the Chinese would fall for it !

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Post time 2011-8-2 17:04:40 |Display all floors

Reply #1 DanseMacabre's post

sounds like a nice, quiet place for the students , and cheap.

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Post time 2011-8-2 17:22:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Revolutionar at 2011-8-2 17:04
sounds like a nice, quiet place for the students , and cheap.



Cheap it is. For those who hope to launder their money out of China, this isn't the place for you.

For those who wish to gild themselves, this may be the place for you.
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Post time 2011-8-2 20:47:57 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Revolutionar at 2011-8-2 18:04
sounds like a nice, quiet place for the students , and cheap.


yeah, cheap for the Americans:lol
better not, they keep talking about defaulting what they owe

rather send them to Brisbane or Glasgow...

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Post time 2011-8-2 23:17:53 |Display all floors
Originally posted by DanseMacabre at 2011-8-2 15:19

The basic questions are whether American public high schools should be recruiting international students to take on the government's financial responsibility of providing education and whether Chinese families should be footing the bill....


Schools are funded largely at the local level with federal contributions.  So basically, its the local city taxes of the school district that determines its funding.  You move into the school district you want your kids to go for and you pay for it through your local taxes.   The less people paying property taxes within a school district, and the school will suffer.  I could see a community trying to attract more members to help fund their school, but these should be local citizens.

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