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A Chinese college student studies for his exams
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As university enrollment surges in China, apathy and poor teaching are eating away at advantages seen in primary and secondary schools, research out of Stanford's Rural Education Action Program suggests.
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Giulia Marchi / The New York Times
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“We don’t learn many things that can be used directly in work,” said Xing Guangnan, 21, a telecommunications engineering student at Beijing Information Science and Technology University. “To most students, exams are the only things driving us to study.”