Boosting migrants’ education

By Cheng Yingqi, China Daily (January 14, 2013)

Xue Jun/For China Daily

Xue Jun/For China Daily

In an effort to improve the quality of education for migrant workers in China, the education authority in Beijing’s Chaoyang district will shut down non-government run schools and guarantee that migrant workers’ children will attend public schools. Private schools for the children of migrant workers have sprung up in Beijing, Shanghai and other large cities where the public schools do not accept children who do not have residence permits; however, many of these schools have been deemed unsafe for schooling and have not been officially authorized to operate.

According to this article, “Over the past six years the Chaoyang education commission cut the number of schools for migrant workers’ children from 135 schools teaching more than 50,000 students, to 25 schools teaching 11,000 students.” These closures worry parents who fear their children will have trouble adapting to the public school environment.

For more information:

Migrant Education in China (OECD Report)

Chinese cities to relax school entry for rural migrants

More regions to reform migrant education system

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