Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 11:46 AM
The China Daily reports:
To protect young people and society at large from HIV/AIDS and teenage pregnancy, sex education classes in Guangzhou, a city in south China, will be given to children as early as kindergarten...
The kindergartern sex ed story is here. In a 'related story' published by the China Daily today, there is a profile of a man named Lao Zhou (Old Zhou), who wrote a book about his unconventional way of raising his son:
Two years after his son turned 18, Lao Zhou kicked the boy out the door in 2001, believing he should live on his own...
...[Lao Zhou] has impeccable credentials when it comes to education. He obtained his master's degree in education after China's university system got back on its feet after the "cultural revolution" (1966-76), and for a while he even taught at a college.
After Lao Zhou pulled his son out of school, he taught him at home. When the boy was 18, he got the boot, his father telling him to work at a McDonalds. But the China Daily wryling points out that the plan did not quite succeed:
[The son] is now working at an Internet cafe, but he is not exactly self-sufficient. Instead he lives with his mother, who is divorced from his father, and mom has never seen him bring in a single penny in salary.
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