Chinese education have been criticized all the time. During the last decades, more and more families chose to send their children to study abroad if they have enough money. There is no doubt that foreign education have many advantages, while the good sides of our education are always ignored.
Recently, I read an article about a girl who studied abroad during high school period. She made this choice because she believed that foreign education must be easy. When she got there, she found it was so hard to get used to the teaching method. Her math was her advantage subject, while the humanities frustrated her. The girl's father mentored her to read all kinds of historical materials and she spent a lot of time to study. Finally, every teacher spoke highly of this girl.
Many readers perceive the advantages of western education from this story, but the fact is that Chinese education lays the foundation of her foreign education. Her ability to write and her wisdom in math owing to home study. So both home study and foreign education have good sides.