“The Chinese education system needs to improve and allow various education methods,” Wu Bihu (吳必虎) said on his microblog.
Now Lu hopes to create China’s first all-boys school one day.
“Ten or 20 years ago, there was no need for an all-boys class — just put everyone together,” he said.
In an increasingly aspirational society, he added, some families saw the new program as having connotations of top overseas private schools, and so promising an advantage in the highly competitive university entrance exam.
“The parents know: England has Eton,” he said.