Teaching Viewed as Stable and Respectable Profession
Growing up, Huang Zhongxin dreamed of becoming a musician. But when those boyhood plans fell through, he decided on a career as a teacher instead. He’s glad he did.
Teaching has provided him with a secure job at a respected school. It has given him a livable salary, enough to rent a modest apartment in this sprawling metropolis. And it has allowed Mr. Huang, whose parents were farmers in a community along the South China Sea, the opportunity to nurture an appreciation for music among young people.
“Being a teacher in China, you can’t live a luxurious life, but you can live a stable life,” explains Mr. Huang, 32, a music teacher at the Affiliated Elementary School of South China Normal University. “You work in a school. It’s nice, quiet. You don’t have to worry about losing your job. We have...
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