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Gaokao 2018: The agony and the ecstasy of taking China's make-or-break college exam — Quartz
Photos: The agony and the ecstasy of taking China’s make-or-break college exam June 8, 2018 at 05:46AM https://ift.tt/2JlJOsr

This week (June 7 and 8), took 9.7 million Chinese students (link in Chinese) began what’s known as “life’s most important test” in China—the gaokao, or the national university entrance exams.

In the lead-up to exam time, high schools across China often engage in various activities to inspire test-takers. Teachers lecture students as if they were soldiers in the army, preparing for battle. Motivational slogans might be placed across campus walls or worn on uniforms. Sometimes students get superstitious—wearing red clothes (link in Chinese), burning $240 joss sticks, or praying before a statue of Confucius.

The test is so high-stakes that some students go great lengths to cheat on it. To crack down on exam fraud, schools have made use of metal detectors, drones, and facial-recognition software. Authorities this year in Inner Monglolia are performing finger vein scans on test-takers—because fingerprints can be too easily faked.

This year’s exam has been highly politicized. Of the nine essay questions asked nationally (there’s some regional variations to the test), five were centered around slogans put forth by president Xi Jinping.

Below are some photos of students across China as they prepare for the 2018 test.

Students in an oath-taking rally 100 days before the exam begins. (Reuters/China Stringer Network)

Students in Handan, Hubei province stay up late in the classroom studying. (Reuters/China Stringer Network)Crowds of students in Dandong, Liaoning province. (Reuters/China Stringer Network)Parents wait beyond a police line for their children to finish the test. (Reuters/China Stringer Network)In Luan, Anhui province, students launch a sky lantern wishing for success. (Reuters/China Stringer Network)A student whose T-shirt says “Pass every exam” passes through a security check. (Reuters/China Stringer Network)Test monitors watch live feeds of students sitting for the exam. (Reuters/China Stringer Network)

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What's this thing about Trump Administration separating children from their parents i keep hearing about? ------good reddit answer and economist link----- During the Obama & Bush years, the practice of these administrations was to do something called "family detention," where asylum seekers and other immigrants arriving together as families were housed in facilities together until their cases were resolved in some way. That might mean the families were deported or they might be given temporary status while their cases wended their way through the immigration and/or asylum processes. Enter the Trump administration. Trump campaigned on hard line immigration policies, and in the service of those campaign promises, John Kelly, his current Chief of Staff, who was formerly the director of Homeland Security, floated a policy of 100% child separation as a means of deterrence for both illegal border crossers and legal asylum seekers. Jeff Sessions, the current US Attorney General, announced this new policy several weeks ago. Now the practice is to separate families from their children regardless of disposition or the status of their case. If you get caught crossing the Rio Grande in the dead of night or present yourself as an asylum seeker at a border checkpoint, your kid(s) will be removed from you. Due to the trauma of child separation under any circumstance, the ACLU and international community have criticized this policy being used indiscriminately. It's traumatic for children to be separated from their parents due to laws being broken, but it seems unnecessarily cruel to also apply this policy to people legally seeking asylum under international law. This policy is also creating a detention crisis. Children are living in housing originally meant for a maximum of 72 hours of detention while they wait for placement in larger facilities. Already out of room in the larger facilities, the US is seeking to detain these children in military bases. It's important to understand that some people have been confusing this child separation policy with the "1500 missing kids" that "ICE" supposedly "lost." That is a separate issue. Those children arrived as unaccompanied minors and are usually placed by the Office of Refugee Resettlement with a family member or approved sponsor already living in the United States. The ORR decided to check up on these kids with a phone call to verify that they were still living with their sponsor or family member and were not able to contact 1500 of 7000 children placed. This is the first time, as far as I know, that they've ever tried to contact or follow up on their placements, so it's unknown whether this is unusual or not.
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