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.
“‘Their long legs are the most beautiful ones in the tutorial industry,’ said Ken Ng, head of Modern Education, one of the city’s biggest tutoring businesses. ‘This is our selling point.’
Sex appeal has become a hot selling point, just as important as teaching ability and knowledge, in Hong Kong’s hypercompetitive world of cram schools — or ‘bou zap se’ in the local Cantonese dialect.”
If this was how it was done in the USA, students might do a lot better.