An Englishman in China graduate Sam Bence living and teaching there for a year. Christmas is not a holiday but they have end of term events where four year olds have to do their routines perfect or be at the end of Victorian punishment.

[When an American teacher friend of mine questioned the value of such drilling, he was told in no uncertain terms that the parents would only be impressed by perfection.]

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Sam believes that China is not preparing the children well enough for success at an international level.