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Crackdown ineffective on kindergarten fees

By Yan Shuang (Global Times)

09:03, January 06, 2012

Beilei Kindergarten, Chaoyang district. Photo: Guo Yingguang/GT

Education experts and residents have expressed doubts yesterday over new regulations which aim to crackdown on excessively high kindergarten charges.

The regulations released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on Wednesday bans kindergartens from collecting extra fees like sponsorship money and maintenance fees from parents. Any kindergartens which charge extra will be punished.

"It's pointless to punish kindergartens without looking at the core of the matter. Resources are limited, distribution of equipment is unbalanced and classrooms are overcrowded citywide," said Chu Zhaohui, a researcher with the China National Institute for Educational Research.

Most government subsidies go to public kindergartens, especially the so-called "model kindergartens" with better teachers and facilities, which is unfair to the others, he added.

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