01 July 2011

Role of parents in educability

This was a surprise:

Last year, when we at the Peking University High School International Division selected our students, we didn’t consider our students’ relationship with parents in our admissions decision: It was a naïve and costly mistake.

After a year, we realized there are no smart or stupid students: Whether our students choose to use the Internet to read the New York Times or play World of Warcraft is determined by the student’s relationship with his parents. Those students that come from supportive and loving, [b]tolerant and progressive[/b] families thrive here, while those who don’t have turned out to be too much to handle. It seems some parents just dump their problem child on us, and run away.


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