Compulsory Education Essay

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What’s the effect of compulsory education in China Children are important because they are the future of a country. So, education for children is necessary and compulsory education can make sure most of children can be educated. In the past, Chinese didn’t have enough money to execute compulsory education. After doing much effort, compulsory education was executed in 1986. The compulsory education system causes many effect and issues. The issue of tuition and incidentals The first period of Chinese compulsory education (between 1986 and 2007) had a big problem-----it was not free. In 1986, China passed the Law on Compulsory Education of the People 's Republic of China, which symbols that China began to execute compulsory education. However, at the beginning, the compulsory education is “compulsory education with Chinese characteristics”, (Xiao, 2012, 1) which means that the compulsory education is just compulsory and the governments didn’t pay the tuition. It is a big problem. People in rich cities didn’t have too much trouble because they had money. But the tuition was a big burden for families in poor villages or towns. A survey of a village in Hunan in 2001 referred that the government only paid 22.3% of the tuition for children in compulsory education, which means children’ parents needed to pay another 77.7% tuition.…show more content…
With the same amount of educational budget, a country with larger amount of population will have less average budget on every one. The result is that the length of compulsory education will be less. The twelve countries or regions which has execute compulsory education have a same characteristic. Most of them have small amount of population except German, Belgium, New Zealand. Brunei only has 213 thousands people and Bahrain only has 359 thousands people. (Xiao, 2012, 5) Compared with them, China has 1.4 billions of people. So it’s hard for China to execute twelve year compulsory education in short
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