December 01, 2021

Of the Old School


Of the Old School

“Let's revive the Soviet school of education. It was the best in the world, everyone has always recognized this, and this is what our legislative proposals should be aimed at. After all, the Unified State Exam is just some kind of torture for young people. To remove all these undergraduate programs, specialties – higher education, technical school, before that the secondary school, everything was fine and worked, and what kind of patriots we brought up, and what achievements we won in all spheres of life!”

– Chairman of Russia’s Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin

On November 24, host Konstantin Churikov discussed on the Russian television program Reflection discussed Bastrykin’s call to hearken back to the Soviet system of education with guests on his show. The cadre contemplated, as Bastrykin had suggested, canceling the Unified State Exam, among other topics. Every Russian student must pass this series of exams once they graduate from high school to enter university. The group ran an SMS poll to determine whether viewers supported canceling the exams; by the end of the program, 85% were for canceling the testing, while 15% voted for it to remain.

 

 

 

 

 

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