Chinese students, on average, study 10 times harder for the SAT than US students - an estimated 150-200 hours compared with 20-30 hours. Photo: AFP Chinese students, on average, study 10 times harder for the SAT than US students - an estimated 150-200 hours compared with 20-30 hours. Photo: AFP
Chinese students, on average, study 10 times harder for the SAT than US students - an estimated 150-200 hours compared with 20-30 hours. Photo: AFP
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Cracking down on SAT exam prep industry could help Beijing stem student 'brain drain'

Kelly Yang says concern over a student brain drain could lead Beijing to target SAT exam prep centres, with far-reaching consequences

Chinese students, on average, study 10 times harder for the SAT than US students - an estimated 150-200 hours compared with 20-30 hours. Photo: AFP Chinese students, on average, study 10 times harder for the SAT than US students - an estimated 150-200 hours compared with 20-30 hours. Photo: AFP
Chinese students, on average, study 10 times harder for the SAT than US students - an estimated 150-200 hours compared with 20-30 hours. Photo: AFP
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Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, an after-school writing program for children in Hong Kong. At KYP, she teaches creative writing, public speaking and critical reasoning. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School. Follow Kelly on Twitter: @kellyyanghk