WORD MAT­TERS

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

“I am not in ac­cor­dance with her re­quire­ments.”

The teacher of a lo­cal pri­mary school asked her stu­dents to use plas­tic to cover their text­books. But a par­ent sur­named Bai had his own fru­gal way of cov­er­ing his child’s book by us­ing pages from an old cal­en­dar. The teacher gave Bai’s son a fail­ing grade for the unique book cover on the grounds that he failed to fol­low the teacher’s in­struc­tions, Shang­hai Morn­ing Post re­ported Thurs­day. “If all the stu­dents’ books have uni­form cov­ers, they will leave a good im­pres­sion on teach­ers,” a pri­mary school teacher sur­named Wang ex­plained.

Il­lus­tra­tions: Chen Xia/GT

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