A revised US college entry exam stirred heated debate in China, Xinhua reported. Earlier this year, the US College Board announced a set of changes to the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), including passages selected from the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights in the reading section. Some argued the new move may "change the mindset and world view of an entire generation of Chinese youth, while some pointed out American values are not contradictory to Chinese values. "What the Americans uphold, such as the notion of freedom and democracy, are also shared by Chinese." There are around 50,000 registrations for the exam in the Chinese mainland every year.
As we all know, applicants must past the SAT if they want to enroll in the American universities. No wonder the changes especially in the reading section will add to difficulties for the applicants since they have to know more about the Declaration of independence and the Bill of Rights. As what some Chinese people are concerned about , it's impossible that overseas students to the US won't be influenced by its value. But I think it's a good thing for them to know about American values and its culture since they need to study there and it's better to integrate themselves in the society. The world is becoming much smaller than before. People interact with each other. Different cultures collide with each other and intermingle at the same time. It's hard to say which cultures are influenced more. What this piece of news impresses me most is that American values such as the notion of freedom and democracy which upholds Americans are included in the SAT. The American government has always cultivated its people with its values and it's a good way to pass on the excellent thoughts and culture through exams so that the young generation can really be carved well. We Chinese should learn from Americans in this aspect. We have longer history and more brilliant thoughts and culture which make us feel proudlike
We have longer history and more brilliant thoughts and culture which make us feel proud of our ancestors. But it still remains a problem how to pass on and keep them immortal.