关于耶鲁大学前校长施密德特评价中国大学教育的谣言

作者:本站主人(山石)

最近些年,网上老是传闻耶鲁校长对中国教育的某个评价,有一个评价是这么说的:他们认为社会对出类拔萃的要求只是多:学生多、教师多、校舍多、课程多。他们的学者退休的意义就是告别糊口的讲台,极少数对自己的专业还有兴趣,除非有利可图;校长的退休与官员的退休完全一样,他们没有属于自己真正意义上的事业。

这是彻头彻尾的谣言,而且是有些年代的谣言。耶鲁大学联系了施密德后发了声明,施密德明确的说他从没有对中国教育做过任何评价,那些话不是他说的也不是他的观点。

这是声明全文。

Yale University Statement Regarding Alleged Remarks Made by Former Yale President

September 29, 2009

Yale University has been contacted regarding rumors that Benno C. Schmidt Jr., former president of Yale University, criticized Chinese universities and the country’s higher education system in general. These alleged disparaging remarks purportedly appeared in a Yale publication.

Yale University has contacted Mr. Schmidt concerning these rumors. “I have never said anything about Chinese universities that has appeared in a Yale publication,” Mr. Schmidt told Yale. “Most importantly, those quotes are not my comments and they do not reflect my views.”