Is it a shame to be a “small town questioner”?

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The word “small town questioner” has become popular again recently.

The word “small town Question Maker” originated from a group of more than 50000 members of in 2020. The group said in its introduction that the main function of the group is to “share failure stories” for “failed students” in “985” and “211” universities.

The so-called “failed students” refer to poor disciples from villages and towns. In the middle school stage, they were attached to the “sea test strategy”, and under the pressure and discipline of their teachers, they achieved excellent academic results, so as to leave the town and enter the first-class famous school.

The so-called “failure story” is that after they graduated from a famous school, they lamented that they missed the dividends of the times, could not get rid of the shackles of the inherent concept of the town, and it was difficult to squeeze into the circle of big cities, lamenting that their future was confused.

In itself, this is just a self mockery, but somehow, this word seems to have become a kind of “humiliating” mockery recently.


Today, let’s talk about: “small town Question Maker” is a disgrace?

This word has become popular again in recent days, which comes from the article “why can’t Yiyang Qianxi be examined and edited” by China Newsweek Mentioned in:

Some ordinary people who take the exam are in these towns. They still fail to pass the exam for the position that can bring them a sense of security in the exam, even though they do training classes and real exam papers every day. So when you see a star who can make a lot of money in the market, and you have to separate several identities within the establishment, you always feel that you have robbed your own pit.

This pungent comment stung many people. We seem to see a figure standing high, taunting, and trying to climb up at the same time.

There are critics and supporters of the position, attitude and views of the author “director Yang”. Don’t comment too much here. After all, “children are right and wrong, and adults only look at the pros and cons”, and the pros and cons mainly depend on a person’s position. This is a problem that can’t be discussed with results


Today, I mainly want to talk about, “small town Question Maker” is really a disgrace?

Not at all. The title “small town Title maker” is only a label for individuals, but it is a great honor for the country. To understand this, we need to look at it from three dimensions:

Continuous investment, development dividend, fairness belief

First look at “continuous investment”.

Why did the word appear in 2020 instead of 2000 or 1980. In fact, the fundamental reason is that in the previous era, it was not the era of disdaining “small town question makers”, but the era of wanting to be “small town question makers”.

Let’s look at the data to speak:

Number of college entrance examination admissions in 1980: 280000

Number of college entrance examination admissions in 2000: 2.21 million

Number of college entrance examination admissions in 2020: 9.67 million


You know, the fact that so many people can be enrolled in the college entrance examination means that so many university degrees can accommodate these students, and at the same time, it means that far more than this number of students have completed 12 years of basic education. From 2012 to 2021, the national primary school net enrolment ratio increased from 99.85% to more than 99.9%

Education is very expensive. Education expenditure has been the largest expenditure in many districts, counties and cities for a long time. The average expenditure of primary school students is about 10000-15000 per student per year, that of junior middle school students is about 15000-20000 per student per year, and that of universities is more expensive. The national expenditure of ordinary college students is 20000-40000 yuan. In 2020, the total investment of national education funds was 5303.387 billion yuan, an increase of 5.69% over the previous year.

Without the continuous investment of 5 or 6 trillion yuan, China’s young people, like those in most countries, will continue to fall into a state of not being able to be “small town problem makers”.


Say “development dividend”

Learning is an activity that pays attention to the ratio of input and output. Although in the 1980s and 1990s, there was a strange saying that “it is better to sell tea eggs than to engage in missiles”, and in the past 20 years, there was a strange saying that “Tsinghua and Peking University are not as bold as they are”.

However, generations of people continue to train children to study, which means that in the medium and long term, this is still a relatively high input-output ratio choice.

In the past 40 years, on average, whether it is an administrative position, or mastering wealth, or life happiness, it has always been in line with the trend of “doctors are better than masters, masters are better than undergraduate courses, undergraduate courses are better than junior colleges, and junior colleges are better than not going to university”. It is such an investment certainty that will attract generations of parents to constantly “leverage” their children to study.

Behind this is China’s expanding economy over the past few decades. If there is not enough economic development to absorb these graduates, most people fall into the strange circle of declining returns from reading, then there will be no “small town problem makers” for a long time, because no one goes to study.


Finally, “belief in fairness”

From the resumption of the college entrance examination in 78 to today, including the college entrance examination, public examination, postgraduate examination and teaching examination, it should be said that China is getting better and better on the road of education equity and employment equity.

Today, there will be an uproar because of the examination and editing of Yiyang Qianxi, because of the improvement of the current examination and recruitment system. That is because the establishment of the system of entrance examination and the requirement of publicity for every entry give everyone a chance to know this information.

You know, just 40 years ago, civil servants were still posts that leaders could arrange by signing a note; Twenty years ago, it was still normal for parents to retire and their children to take over, whether it was the government or state-owned enterprises.

It is the changes that have become more and more fair, just and open in the past 40 years that make it possible for “small town question makers” to appear on the stage. It should be said that in China in the past 20 years, the proportion of “small town question makers” getting opportunities has increased more than 10 times. More and more successful cases like this make more and more people believe in this road.


Continuous investment, development dividend, fairness belief,

It should be said that without these three points, there would be no so-called “small town problem makers”. The emergence of “small town problem makers” is the result of China’s emphasis on education investment, continuous innovation and development, and the pursuit of fairness and justice in the past decades.

According to the “tracking research on the learning and development of Chinese college students” of the Institute of education of Tsinghua University, the family situation of undergraduate students in China from 2011 to 2018, including


The above college students are the first generation of college students in their families. Among them,


The first generation of college students came from rural areas,


Is not an only child,


The parents of college students are engaged in ordinary occupations.

It should be said that these four “70%” illustrate from one side that more than 70% of Chinese college students are so-called “small town question makers”, but it is these first generation college students who not only changed their own destiny, but also made a qualitative leap in the living standards of one family after another.

Therefore, when we understand these, and then look at the “small town Question Maker”, we should know that this should not be a “disgrace”, but a “glory”.


“Talents are superior and inferior, and knowledge is based on learning.” Dream begins with learning, and career depends on ability. The vast number of young people should consciously strengthen their study and constantly enhance their skills.

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