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Aja B.
  • Aja B.
  • New York, NY
  • United States

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For non-US TEDizens: Can you tell us about your country's education system?

This week's special on American TV, "TED Talks Education," focuses on problems in US schools.

So here's the place for non-Americans to share: What's an issue in your country's education system that you'd like to see a TED Talk about? Who would you ask to speak? Do you have any success stories to share?


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  • May 11 2013: I educated in macau, which is a southen city of China. I think the education system in here is totally nonsense. No matter in elementary school or high school, we are doing the same thing that is testing. We have to do endless tests and exams in school. However, the most important thing is we did not learn anything from our tests. Because when we finish our tests ,we forget evergthing we have studied.What we have learned is to solve the equation(Math),recite some poems(Chinese) likewise. It does nothing help with our real life.In terms of our teachers, they only do two things that are to teach and leave the classrom. They did not care about us. What they are worried about is to follow the rules given by our principal and not to be scolded by our principal. That is our students' life. It is a waste of time.

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