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Crowded classrooms

op society and culture news for April 19, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina news roundup "A billionaire on the run."
5 months ago
Jeremy Goldkorn

Sixth Tone reports on overcrowded conditions at Chinese schools: In central China’s populous Henan Province, one primary school has an average of 113 pupils per classroom, and a middle school has an average class size of 109 students. The article says that “disparity also exists between economically advanced eastern coastal areas and poorer provinces in central and western China, where overcrowded classes are more common.”

By Jeremy Goldkorn
Jeremy Goldkorn is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast and currently edits SupChina and its daily newsletter.
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