This CNN article made me laugh and then feel depressed about education in the US. It talks about sex appeal used to help boost sales in tutoring, in Hong Kong.
â€œâ€˜Their long legs are the most beautiful ones in the tutorial industry,â€™ said Ken Ng, head of Modern Education, one of the cityâ€™s biggest tutoring businesses. â€˜This is our selling point.â€™
Sex appeal has become a hot selling point, just as important as teaching ability and knowledge, in Hong Kongâ€™s hypercompetitive world of cram schools â€” or â€˜bou zap seâ€™ in the local Cantonese dialect.â€
If this was how it was done in the USA, students might do a lot better.