Shanghai To Offer Migrant Worker Children Free Education

From KDS:

What about our children?!
By the end of next year, 100% of migrant workers’ children will enjoy free compulsory education.

"Thinking back to when I used to walk past this place..."

"...I could only sneak a few peeks..."

"Today, having actually walked inside..."

" heart is so excited."

Shanghai strongly promoting education equalization. 67% of migrant workers' children are enrolled in public schools.

Comments from KDS:


Why must they take Shanghai citizens’ tax money and give it to people from other places to use?


Shanghainese children are taught by their parents from when they are small to be reasonable and have manners, so they will definitely be bullied if they are put together with hard disks raised in the wild. Looks like in the future, our children will have to start learning karate or taekwondo from when they are small.


I’m afraid that my child will be made crippled by them in the future.


If Shanghai was [like] Taiwan, how great this would be, not suffering the government’s oppression.


We spend over a million to buy an old apartment in a good school district for our children to get an education…[poor us] Shanghainese…

[Currently, it appears that migrant worker children can go to any school near their residence, but Shanghainese children can only go to the school their hukou is located in, which is why Shanghai residents typically try to buy a house in a good school district to relocate their hukou to that school district so their children can go to that better school.]


Those above who want to emigrate, [some commenters threatened to leave Shanghai and emigrate elsewhere]
after you successfully emigrate,
those foreigners will say, what right do you have to come enjoy our education system, we paid a lifetime of taxes, why should we provide education to your children?


What will our Shanghainese children do? The children of migrant workers are even more garbage than YP children.


With everyone swarming to the developed coastal cities, what will China’s undeveloped areas do? Who will build them up?

After these children receive education in Shanghai, they will never go back to their hometown.


I support it, only Shanghai’s “losers” would push out wai di ren like this.

Shanghai’s big development came from our grandfathers and grandmothers’ immigration, and the future for a people that excludes foreign cultures definitely has no hope to speak of.


For a fifth grade little girl to think of writing a letter to our great party secretary, pretty impressive…for this grade to have this kind of ability is pretty impressive…


If they just build migrant worker schools, then fine, let them study!
Shanghai taxpayers money is no doubt important, but even more important is the healthy development of Shanghai children. If Shanghai’s good elementary, middle, and high schools carelessly let YP in, then Shanghai’s education system will really be screwed…


Hope Hong Kong and Macau will also be opened up,

to lesson the burden on Shanghai people.


telling Shanghainese people to only have one child,
but when wai di ren have children, they have a brood,
and you want to let them go to school for free in Shanghai?!?


Those children being able to study is still better than having them run wild outside, basic elementary school enrollment is simply inadequate, this is a fact, many primary schools have been combined or closed. Moreover, migrant workers’ children has always been a [social] issue, and no matter what you say, migrant workers have still made a very large contribution to this city. There is no good reason for TF to attack this kind of issue. As for [the migrant workers] having more than one child issue…what, now you guys don’t talk about human rights and freedoms?


Children from outside of Shanghai receiving an education here in Shanghai and you guys are already this angry? Do they have to become illiterate for you guys to feel more balanced in your hearts, so you can think of yourselves as superior?


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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