Certificate of merit for "Three Good Student"

Certificate of merit for "Three Good Student"

"Three-Good Student" is the most coveted honor for Chinese students and their aspiring parents. Mai Xiaobing, a diligent student, has been gaining such honor every year since primary school. Her parents put up al her awards on the most prominent wall in the sitting room. Every visitor would praise the girl and her parents heartily. Occasionally, a guest would go home to reprimand his or her less diligent child and promise to reward the child if he or she gains such a certificate. The "Three Goods" refer to "virtue, intelligence and physical health". It is intended for those who are balanced in al three respects. But in reality, most parents and teachers only focus on the second standard, or the scores of examinations. Practiced for many years in China, such a system has met increasing criticism. More and more people believe that better ways should be found to develop a student's full potentials, especially when a student couldn't meet the traditional standards of the" Three-Good Student".