Chinese Students Hooked Up to IVs to Study
May 10, 2012 2 Comments
The transition from High School to College has become one of the most stressful steps in a teens life.
3 letters that all high school students hate to hear are S-A-T. In the United States we have the ACT or the SAT, and in China, they have the equivalent in the Gaokao.
The tests are similar, but the way that the students prepare are very different. In the United States, students prepare by taking prep classes and a few practice tests.
If you thought your SAT prep was intense, this will blow your mind. When it comes to education, China doesn’t mess around.
During the final year of high school, or earlier if they are so inclined, Chinese students must take this test if they plan to attend to college. For many rural families, this is the only opportunity their child will have to better their life, leading to extreme pressure to do well.
So why not hook our kids up to IVs to keep them up in order to study longer and harder?
Recently, a set of photographs of students from Hubei Xiaogan No. 1 Middle School collectively receiving intravenous (IV) drips while studying for the coming gaokao university entrance examinations attracted attention.
No. 1 Middle school says the students are injecting amino acids to replace energy. In order to avoid holding students up from their studies and to save time for students having to travel between the clinic and their classrooms, the school arranged for the students to receive the amino acid injections in the classroom.
Whether it be hooking yourself up to an IV, taking adderall, or drinking multiple red bulls, it seems that the education system is becoming too overwhelming for young students.