NYT Business:

For a rural parent in China, each year of higher education costs six to 15 months’ labor, and it is hard for children from poor families to get scholarships or other government financial support. A year at the average private university in the United States similarly equals almost a year’s income for the average wage earner, while an in-state public university costs about six months’ pay, but financial aid is generally easier to obtain than in China. Moreover, an American family that spends half its income helping a child through college has more spending power with the other half of its income than a rural Chinese family earning less than $5,000 a year.

Wie man mit so viel Druck und Verantwortung klar kommen kann…

Hey, wir haben 20 Jahre hart gearbeitet und gespart, damit du zur Uni gehen kannst. Wenn du trotz deiner Ausbildung keinen Job findest (lass dich nicht davon beeindrucken, dass es ungefähr viermal so viele Absolventen wie Arbeitsplätze gibt), müssen wir in naher Zukunft hungern oder an einfachen Krankheiten sterben - also bitte, streng dich an. Alles Liebe, deine Eltern.