Mainland Chinese students best in world as Singapore, Hong Kong slip down rankings squib

Students from mainland China have edged out those from Singapore to take the top spot in a global benchmarking test, according to results announced on Tuesday.The latest edition of the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) survey, conducted last year, assessed the performance of 15-year-olds from 79 education systems around the world in science, mathematics and reading.Is corporal punishment acceptable in Chinese schools?Students from the four participating cities in mainland…
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