In the year of 2016, a school in Shanghai celebrated its 20th founding anniversary. Beyond this
ceremony in December, its high school division students have made record-breaking college admission
success: Engineering school admission in Ivy League had finally invalidated the 0 success rate
record, and there was a student that made it into Columbia University after several years of hiatus.
However, compared to later years, it was quite an insignificant year, at least to the high school
division. A year later, it would celebrate its 10th anniversary since it started the IBDP program.
The college admission record in the next year also completely overshined the year of 2016. There
were a few miniscale crises, but none of them had caused widespread dissent over a long period.
Those small crises tend to be remembered less than a week. Yet, these events started to manifest
themselves as symptoms of a larger problem, which might eventually lead to a spontaneous online
protest that is beyond the imagination of school administrators.
Let's start with something small.