Migrant children learn about plants in a class on the environment. Even though Chinese law mandates all migrant children be given access to education, some schools impose additional requirements for them to enrol, in an effort to make access harder. Photo: JGI China
Manos Antoninis
Opinion

Opinion

Manos Antoninis

For China’s migrant children struggling to get into schools, policies may have changed but attitudes haven’t

  • Manos Antoninis says policy changes to ease entry barriers are necessary but not sufficient, with new research finding examples of schools and teachers themselves becoming the new gatekeepers, keeping alive the discrimination

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Migrant children learn about plants in a class on the environment. Even though Chinese law mandates all migrant children be given access to education, some schools impose additional requirements for them to enrol, in an effort to make access harder. Photo: JGI China
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