Do rural students need help?(帮助农村学生上吗)
CHINA'S university student population has been growing at an unprecedented rate. This has obviously increased the number of unemployed graduates, especially in the current circumstances, but now, there's an even newer controversy that has arisen.
Universities in this country enroll a disproportionately large number of people from urban areas, a scholar, Xue Yong, commented in a Shanghai newspaper recently. This policy does a great injustice to those with rural roots, and it affects the intellectual quality of universities, Xue claimed.
He cited media reports that students from rural areas account for only 17.7 percent of the university population, while rural people account for 55 percent of the total population.
His point is that institutions of higher learning accept many students from urban areas with lesser intellectual and academic abilities, thereby "dumbing down" our schools.
At the same time, many perfectly eligible students from rural areas are deprived of a chance at the most valuable and important tool in life. Xue says the government should use grants to force universities to accept a higher number of students from the countryside.
Another odd piece of news has focused attention on the plight of rural students: One sophomore from the countryside took more than five tons of oranges to his college in Zhejiang to cover tuition, because his family couldn't sell their crops and couldn't come up with the tuition.
Many commentators have echoed Xue's concerns and have criticized the raw deal that rural students are getting, but others question the truth of this. Some say that Xue's statistics are faulty or old, while others say that the problem is not with the out-of-balance university population overall, but with the top-tier schools taking a much higher proportion of urban students.
So what's your opinion? Should the State use its financial or legal muscle to redress the imbalance and help rural students?
For social justice and a more harmonious society, universities should take in more students with rural roots than they are currently taking.
1. Even if Xue Yong's statistics were inaccurate, it's fairly well known that rural people are not well represented in institutions of higher learning. This obvious injustice stokes the fires of discontent and destabilizes society.
2. Unlike young people in the city, young rural people have fewer opportunities for personal development or ways to change their lives. Higher education remains one of their few hopes. That opportunity should not be denied.
The current system is not perfect but it is the result of years of educational reforms and shouldn't be easily tampered with, without more research and preparation.
1. Xue's argument is based on the premise that the top 10 percent of city students and top 10 percent of rural students would do equally well at university if all were enrolled. But that may not be the case since the environments in which they grow up are quite different.
2. Universities are constantly concerned about their excellence and competitiveness, and have to maintain their own strict admission policies. They may not want to follow the government's orders quite so willingly in this case.
inflict upon 使.…..受痛苦
He's not your brother, why do you keep helping him with every little thing? No need to inflict all that pain on yourself.
It's time that the company redress the damage its products caused some customers.
I can't get her to change her mind. She's absolutely determined to apply only to top-tier agencies.
Is the comedian really a star? (对小沈阳喜剧效果评论)EVEN if he is not the most liked comedian in China today, his popularity certainly rose the fastest within the last two months.
He's "Little Shenyang", who shot to national fame overnight after his appearance on CCTV's Spring Festival Gala. With his funny cross-dressing, unique northeastern accent and superb imitative skills, LS has obvious talent to support his rise to fame.
Hundreds of video clips of his shows have been posted on Youtube and other online video sites, and his performance fees reportedly grew 50-fold in just a few weeks. He has, at the same time, become one of the most controversial of entertainers.
Many have doubted his artistic potential, pointing out that his shows were repetitive and lacked creativity, a key to continued comedic success. Others belittle the style of humor, saying it's too crude and appeals only to less-educated people. His defenders were just as up in arms. Many media commentators and bloggers said that his quick rise to stardom proved the broad appeal of his art form. He became a national champion not because of his crude, even racy "northeastern hick" humor, they argued, but because he represented something new on TV, something with a grassroots feel that appealed to millions of ordinary people.
So, there you have it. Now, does Little Shenyang really deserve his star status?
Little Shenyang is a real artist and this didn't happen overnight.
1. He has actually acted for many years in the Northeast and has been an apprentice to the comedian Zhao Benshan for a few years. He earned his popularity by years of hard work (and failure), not, as many believe, overnight.
2. The audience are the ultimate judges of what is art and talent. They rate him highly because they find him wildly funny. Even CCTV had to acknowledge that fact and invited him to the annual show, based on his success in the Northeast.
Audiences are fickle. He lacks artistic innovation and can't keep them entertained.
1. A quick review of his recent performances on various TV stations shows that he uses the same materials over and over. That means either he's running out of funny stuff or that he doesn't have time to work on new material. Either way, it's bad.
2. His charm is limited to his northeastern background and he hasn't shown any potential for broadening the scope of his material to appeal to audiences nationwide. A real artist would broaden his horizons and come up with new material.