on education in China

Fascinating.
The New York Times has a long profile on the state of education in China from the perspective of a Chinese Harvard student. The whole article was very interesting but this bit was especially so:

(A scheduling glitch produced the highlight event, I was told — two very different Chinese examples of success on stage together: the polished, Western-educated head of Google China, Kai-Fu Lee, and the jeans-clad Jack Ma, homegrown maverick who reportedly bombed the gaokao twice and founded Alibaba.com, China’s thriving e-commerce company.)

China – Education – Schools – Re-education – Ann Hulbert – New York Times