Selling The Old School Tie

Some of the most historic and elitist names in British education are cropping up in Beijing and Shanghai, as public schools begin to tap the vast and lucrative markets in China. Ruth Evans goes back to school in China, to hear more about this fascinating but apparently unholy alliance between British educational elitism and Chinese communism.

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Education, more than most, has suffered numerous flip-flops of policy over the last 50 years in China. Under the 'Iron broom' of the Cultural Revolution, education was supposed to have become fairer and more egalitarian. Exams were eliminated and intellectuals and teachers were humbled and humiliated.
Now, 40 years on, some of the most historic and elitist names in British education are cropping up in Beijing and Shanghai, as public schools begin to tap the vast and lucrative markets in China.
Ruth Evans goes back to school in China, to hear more about this fascinating but apparently unholy alliance between British educational elitism and Chinese communism.