(Observation of the Two Sessions) Why are the parents of the "chicken baby" worried after the "double reduction"?

  China News Agency, Beijing, March 2nd: Why are the parents of "chicken babies" worried after the "double reduction"?

  China News Agency reporter Li Xuefeng Yang Chengchen

  Not long ago, Zhu Yongxin, vice chairman of the Democratic Progressive Central Committee and an education expert, received a letter from a parent in Beijing, saying that after the implementation of the "double reduction" policy, her children who just entered the first year of junior high still get up at 6 am and go to bed at 11 pm every day.

Although she achieved good grades after a semester, the "post-70s" mother is still anxious.

  Since the "double reduction", the mentality of many students' parents and teachers is still in the process of adjustment: they not only feel that their children are burdened with learning at a young age, but also worry about their children's future.

The "virtual fire" of off-campus training has dropped significantly, but the "heart fire" of parents is hard to retreat.

In Zhu Yongxin's view, the society still needs to build a consensus on the "double reduction" policy, and it is also necessary to introduce specific measures to promote the high-quality development of education.

Under the "double reduction" policy, there are different voices in favor and opposition

  Zhu Yongxin sent the long letter to the Internet, and it received more than 1.5 million page views in one day.

There were more than 7,000 messages with different opinions, and the parents heatedly discussed "Should I reduce it?" "What to reduce?" "What should I do after the reduction?".

In particular, parents of students who are about to face the middle school and college entrance examinations are worried that their children will become the "guinea pigs" of the "double reduction" policy.

  On the eve of the National Two Sessions, Zhu Yongxin was interviewed by a reporter from China News Agency and said that the "double reduction" is essentially to relieve anxiety about education and respond to social needs.

Since the implementation of the policy, students' homework burden has been significantly reduced, and at the same time, the barbaric growth of capital in the field of education has been curbed, which has far-reaching significance for the healthy development of education.

  He pointed out that the "double reduction" also has problems such as insufficient guarantees and low quality of after-school services in the promotion process.

With the implementation of the policy, the main position of school education has been further highlighted, and the pressure on teachers has increased significantly.

His proposal for this year proposes to appropriately increase the number of teachers and improve the treatment of teachers.

  Students have more spare time. Zhu Yongxin believes that how art galleries and museums can better serve students can be further expanded.

Data map: Students visit the "New China's First Large-scale Low-speed Reflow Wind Tunnel" exhibited at the National Museum of China.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Tian Yuhao

Shaping the society's fashion of "seeing ability rather than academic qualifications"

  "The test of 'double deduction' will be more reflected in the entrance examination, so we should also be concerned about how to solve the problem of 'general vocational diversion'." Zhu Yongxin said that it is necessary to further improve and standardize relevant policies in the process of further education.

  He mentioned that it is undeniable that the current social stereotype that "vocational schools are poor schools" and "vocational education is inferior to people" still exists.

To solve this problem, we should start from the root and reform the institutional system of ordinary schools and vocational schools.

  For some students entering vocational schools after graduating from junior high school, Zhu Yongxin believes that this "diversion" is too early, and many students have not received equal learning opportunities.

He suggested that the basic education period can be shortened appropriately in the future.

"For example, now it takes 12 years from primary school to finish high school, can it be shortened to 10 years in the future? At the same time, the difficulty of the course is reduced, so that students can fully enjoy the fun of learning, and 'diversion' will be more in line with the law of growth after they graduate from high school. ."

  "The level should not be the difference between general and vocational colleges, but interest and ability." Zhu Yongxin said, "Society should create a trend of 'emphasizing level over diploma' and 'seeing ability rather than academic qualifications'."

"Can you accept that your child will be an ordinary person in the future?"

  "I once told a friend, can you accept that your child will be an ordinary person in the future?" Zhu Yongxin mentioned such a dialogue to reporters.

The friend who was asked said after thinking about it: "If the child is satisfied, so can I."

  The "double reduction" policy has been implemented for more than half a year, and the phenomenon of "chicken babies" is widespread in society.

A moderate incentive mechanism can help children grow physically and mentally, and excessive pressure may cause double anxiety for children and parents.

Some netizens commented that some parents have high expectations for their children, and some parents hope to realize their wishes through their children, which goes against the original intention of education.

  "Working hard at the best, but thinking about the worst, can relieve anxiety to a large extent." Zhu Yongxin said, "Some of the anxiety of parents may sometimes be made by themselves. Enjoy the growth of the child, pay attention to the needs of the child, and respect the child. If you accept the fact that your child will grow up to be an adult, parents may have a lot less trouble.” (End)

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