REAP talks to the New York Times about the plight of migrant schools


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Parents outside a demolished school in Beijing. Many schools attended by migrants to the city have been closed recently, displacing thousands of students.
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New York Times

"Red Star is one of 30 technically illegal private schools in Beijing that have been torn down or closed in recent weeks in an official campaign billed as a war against unsafe and unhygienic school buildings. In all, more than 30,000 students have lost their classrooms this summer. Advocates for the migrants warn that many of the capital’s 130 other unlicensed schools could be next."

The New York Times reports on the demolition of migrant schools on the outskirts of Beijing, and speaks to REAP researcher Yingquan Song, an expert on migrant education. The poor quality of education for migrant children has been a focus of several REAP projects.

Read the full New York Times article here.

Read more about REAP's work on migrant schools by clicking on one of the links below.