Friday, January 14, 2011
Today, we went to the Little Rock, Arkansas. We got up at 4:00am and spent all most of the day on the bus. Before we departed for the Little Rock, three Chinese teachers were late thirty minutes. I am apologetic about this issue in the morning; I knew a lot of people were unsatisfied about this. Better late than never.
We went to the Little Rock Central High School this afternoon. At first we spent thirty minutes in the visitor centre. There were some display board about the Jim Crow and Civil Right Movement. In that age, the law separated the races in schools, parks, stores, restaurants, hotels and accommodations. In the South as well as North, signs appeared designating waiting room, water foundations, and all kinds of other public facilities as “white only” and “colored only.”
Nowadays, China also separates the children in the school. We separate the students depend on their grades. The students who get the high grades study in the same class. On the other hand, the students who do not good at study be in the same class. Sometimes, I don’t think this is a good way to process education. Because if you separate the student in this way that means there are some students you decide to give up. I think a successful education is teaches and trains all kind of students.