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I don't know where you had your primary and middle school education.
'about independent', In my childhood in Beijing, my parents gave me enough independent space. But by now I don't think it's right. I remember my mother signed up a painting course for me. I did't like that so I gave up after several times. By now I have hated my parents at all times not to force me to insist on because I was too younge to understand its importance for my geometry, mechanical engineering and UI design of computer in my university and working.
'About free sports teams, interest clubs', in China, there are much more free sports teams, interest clubs. For example, 乒乓球、排球、水上运动，太极拳，羽毛球，溜冰，体操项目等等这里没看见，而这里有的棒球、橄榄球、篮球国内学校全有，而且中学时的训练比这里正规严格的多，不象这里还是象玩，中学队根本没有系统的体能、战术训练（当然只是听朋友孩子说时自己的感受，可能不全面）about interest clubs, 这里有的好象国内全有，倒是国内有的，象男生的缝纫课，音乐上要求必须掌握3种乐器的演奏，记得我选的是钢琴、笛子和口琴。这里根本没有要求。而且可笑的是参加的水平极差，参加了一次朋友孩子（中学）乐队的演出，居然开始是演奏音阶，最复杂的曲子绝对没有超过一个八度，这样的水平还有脸表演，而且家长们还报以热烈的掌声，简直让我哭笑不得。国内随便一个小学的乐队都比他们强。
But I agree with your viewpoints about university education. So I hope my children to take their primary and middle school educations in China and take their university education here, of course after I get married.＜本文发表于: 相约加拿大:枫下论坛 www.rolia.net/f ＞