More Chi­nese ex­pected to at­tend US high schools

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

The num­ber of young Chi­nese go­ing to the United States to at­tend high school in 2015 is ex­pected to in­crease even as com­pe­ti­tion for ad­mis­sions gets in­creas­ingly fiercer.

Nearly 27,000 Chi­nese stu­dents were at­tend­ing US high schools in the 2012-2013 term, up from about 22,000 the year be­fore.

Li Fengna, deputy di­rec­tor of the US depart­ment of Chivast Ed­u­ca­tion In­ter­na­tional, an over­seas study con­sul­tancy in China, said there are two main rea­sons why more Chi­nese stu­dents will con­tinue to head to the US: “Some par­ents be­lieve that there will be greater op­por­tu­ni­ties for their chil­dren to be ad­mit­ted by pres­ti­gious US univer­si­ties if the chil­dren start re­ceiv­ing ed­u­ca­tion in the US at early ages Oth­ers think that testo­ri­ented ed­u­ca­tion in do­mes­tic high schools is oblit­er­at­ing chil­dren’s tal­ent and per­son­al­ity.’’

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