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China’s tutor ban adds to surge in PhDs competing for high school teaching jobs, renewing debate on job competition and qualifications

The revelation that most of the newly-hired teachers at a high school in China hold PhD degrees has triggered a national debate about the intensely competitive job market and the national obsession with higher academic qualifications.Among the seven candidates for the final round of interviews for the position of biology teacher at the school, four have PhD degrees, said Gou Xiaoxue, a master’s degree graduate from Beijing Normal University who was interviewed for the position last month, state…


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