How's this for transparency... to address a rampant cheating epidemic on civil service exams, Chinese officials unleashed the only ethical people they could find to proctor the tests: children.
It seems the the Liangzhou Discipline Inspection Commission was out of ideas. They needed detached, merciless observers who could see this issue in black and white. The answer? 5th graders. According to an NPR report: "They showed no mercy. At one site, more than one-third of the test-takers were disqualified."
The kids learned an important lesson too... "It was exciting. I learned why there must be supervisors and how important it is to rely on yourself in tests," Liang Liang, a 12-year-old supervisor, was quoted Friday as saying by the official Xinhua News Agency.
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