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Kids aged three to five years old taking an entrance exam to one preschool in Maha Sarakham, a Northeastern province, get three points deducted from the exam if they cry during it. The school’s director told Thai PBS the policy was created to make sure the exam was fair because when some children cried, it distracted other children. The director said the school had used this policy for many years, but it has now revised it after an outcry yesterday. Thai schools have a reputation for being strict in many ways, something many have criticised them for. In December 2020, […]

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It's an article about one incident that is put in the context of outdated school policies and a growing trend of them being recognized as such. I can imagine the editor thinking: this is great reporting, but something seems missing... What could it be? I know, let's re-use a cover photo of an answer sheet that has some virions photoshopped into them.


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in France, when a child pees or poops in his panties, he is not fit to go to school.

I am also of the opinion that crying over nothing is not pleasant for other children.

Imagine 20 kids crying at the same time : No, it's atrocious!

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