Education Education⎜WHY POVERTY?⎜(Documentary)


Can a good education provide an escape from poverty?

In ancient times in China, education was the only way out of poverty — in recent times it has been the best way. China’s economic boom and talk of the merits of hard work have created the expectation that to study is to escape poverty. But these days China’s higher education system only leads to jobs for a few, educating a new generation to unemployment and despair.

Director Weijun Chen
Producer Don Edkins
Produced by Steps International

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