Over 500 local training institutions shut down
Shanghai has shut down more than 500 local academic training institutions for safety issues or for not having licenses and qualifications, Laodong Daily reported Thursday.
To maintain order in China’s compulsory education field, local education authorities started in 2017 to regulate training centers, private school education and compulsory education. Authorities implemented a series of measures including prohibiting institutions from teaching students above their levels or ahead of school schedules.
The academic training market in Shanghai has developed over the past three decades, but many problems have arisen, for instance the rights and best interests of tutors and students are not well protected, and aggressive teaching methods have also lead to a negative impact on society.