China clamps down on token foreign teachers
As education centers in China tap a rising demand for English education, few things are more lucrative than putting foreign-looking teachers in the classroom. There’s just one problem. In some cases, they don’t even have to know how to teach. Chinese authorities say they have busted a hiring agency that has made a business out of creating fake foreign teachers. Details of the case provide a window into a shadowy industry that the Chinese government has struggled to snuff out as it seeks to boost the quality of education offered in the country. As the country tries to shift to an innovation-based economy, the government is looking to catch up with its global rivals in science and education –