A school with only 1 student

| September 2nd, 2014

Sept 1 is the official school opening day in mainland China. Many pupils will happily grab their school  bags and flock to the joyful headquarter of buddies and games. However, that is not the case for 6 years old girl Liu Xinyi, whose first day of school was greeted by no playmate other than the one and only teacher in the school.

In a rural village of Enshi City, Hubei Province, more and more peasants have no other ways of making […]Read more…

College teacher demands Chunghwa cigarettes from students

| December 2nd, 2011

From QQ:

To become student cadre must send gifts, receiving scholarships have to pay commission, and diploma is exchanged with Chunghwa cigarettes.   Recently, a college teacher was exposed of openly demanding bribes from students via text messages.  Reporter then learned from the school, “this staff hired from outside” was already dismissed yesterday.

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3-year-old baby girl suffocated to death in school bus

| August 6th, 2011

From Chengdu Evening News:

On August 2nd, a 3-year-old baby girl was left in the school mini bus for 8 hours in Anqing, Anhui Province 2. She was eventually suffocated to death.

Chen Qinghong sent her 3-year-old daughter Yanyan to the kindergarten at 7:45 am as usual. But she got a call from the teacher at 5 o’clock pm, "your kid was sent to the hospital for rescue." The head of the kindergarten told her at the hospital "the teacher forgot to […]Read more…

Afraid of being beaten by teacher, 10-year old boy commits suicide

| June 24th, 2011

From Sohu:

The family is mourning after the tragedy, Xiao Nan’s unfinished homework is on the table

Xiao Nan, the ten years old primary student committed suicide by drinking a whole bottle of dichlorvos (DDVP, organic phosphate used as insecticide) at home, leaving his family in great despair.

It happened early in the morning

Xiao Nan lived in Lan Tian County, Shan Xi Province with his brother Xiao Jun and his grandparents. His mother, Mrs. Fan had a job in far away Xinjiang Provence […]Read more…

High school student dies during a talk with teacher

| March 31st, 2011

From Sina | translated by Roy | edited by Key

A forum post on the Internet about a “death talk” caused heated discussion, a 17-year-old high school student in Binzhou City (Shandong Province) died suddenly during a talk with his teacher.  It was called “death by talking” (谈话死) on the Internet. The talk lasted only 20 minutes.

Our reporter went to the school at 1:30 p.m. The 2 guards said the leaders were not there, they don’t usually go to work […]Read more…

High school student commits suicide after being scolded by teacher

| March 23rd, 2011

From Mop | translated by Jue | edited by Key

On the afternoon of March 14th, 10th grade student Zhang Zhipeng from the Third Secondary School of Pucheng, Fujian was scolded and insulted by his homeroom teacher in the teachers’ office because Zhang had been playing with his cell phone in class. Then his parents were called to school by the teacher. Zhang Zhipeng had made apology to the teacher but she didn’t accept it and continued to verbally abuse Zhang. […]Read more…

China, where is your conscience? The tragic curtain call of substitute teachers

| January 7th, 2010

By CC & Key

Starting 2010, 448,000 substitute teachers in China will be laid off (The word 清退 [qīng tuì] is used in the news. I looked up 清退in the dictionary it means to give back something that does not belong). Most of the already laid off teachers are struggling with difficult lives. And the teachers who are waiting to be laid off do not ask for more compensation, but they only want to leave with dignity, and hope that there […]Read more…