Read — 2015/01/06

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Inside a Chinese test-prep factory“, by Brook Larmer (NY Times). A look at Chinese students and their families vis-à-vis the gaokao (高考), China’s National Higher Education Entrance Examination. “Inside” is misleading — the article gives an outsider’s view of the effect that test preparation in general, and cram-school culture in particular, has on students and their families.
  2. If you want to meet that deadline, play a trick on your mind“, by Phyllis Korkki (NY Times). Make the future (seem) closer to the present.