Chinese Teacher Takes School Dropout To His Mom’s Construction Site To Learn The Value Of Education

A Chinese teacher convinced a school dropout to continue his education by taking the 12-year-old to the construction site where his mother worked as a laborer.

The student, described only by his surname Yang, reportedly dropped out of school 20 days ago due to his addiction to mobile internet games.

It was then that his teacher decided to intervene to teach him the value of an education.

The teacher explained his unorthodox method to mainland news platform Xibu Juece and said, “When Yang’s mother said she was earning about 100 yuan ($15) a day, Yang replied that ‘it was easy’.”

So he decided to take Yang to the site where his mother worked as a laborer and teach her the importance of quality education for a comfortable life.

On the day of Yang’s trip to the construction site, his teacher woke him up at 4 a.m. and made him work a whole day on the construction site, as his mother did every day.

Now, Yang plans to return to school on Monday (June 6) and “work hard” to “repay” her mother for her hard work.

“I learned how hard my mother works for a living,” he reportedly said.

Netizens praised the teacher for his dedication to his students, with one person calling the immersive, albeit harsh, excursion a “useful strategy for teaching kids.”

Earlier this year, a father in central China’s Hubei Province used a similar strategy to teach his 11-year-old daughter the value of education, having her hand dig for lotus during four hours under the sun.

Alice F. Ponder