A common problem in the educational scheme of China is that students lack a first-hand experience in putting the theoretical knowledge into practice and that, i have to say, is a responsibility that government should not shirk. In most cases, school kids are denied the freedom to engage in the areas they particularly show interest in. But educational authorities are not supposed to be blamed single-handedly. So far there has been no better substitute for the present talent selection mechanism.
Yet considering the growing burden of the school children in studies, a compromise should be reached. In other words, adjustments need to be conducted to the current K-12 structure and that is being done systematically on a national scale. Personally, I feel quite optimistic about its outcome. In terms of the reform, no other nation can be China’s mentor owing to its unique situations and influences of hereditary factors. So unique solutions need to be hammered out. However, no matter what sort of new policy is in place, students will still be supposed to study intensively or burn the midnight oil if they expect to secure a position in a renowned university or college.