China’s high standardized test scores have long been held up as something for the United States to aspire to, but Chinese educators feel they have something to learn from American schools, too.
One of those educators, Principal Jianguo Sun from XiAn, China, is visiting Clara Brownell Middle School this week to learn about education in the United States.
Sun said through a translator that he is most looking forward to seeing how American schools foster so much creativity and individuality in their students.
“China’s education is lacking in this area,” he said.
After a Monday morning assembly welcoming him to Umatilla for the week he said he could already see that students in the United States have more freedom at school than Chinese students.