Fascinating article on WSJ. Many aspects of it rings true to me:
When my little boy was 3, his Chinese teacher forced a bite of fried egg into his mouth. At school. Without permission.
“She put it there,” my firstborn told me, lips forming an “O,” finger pointing past his teeth.
“Then what happened?” I prodded my son, who despises eggs.
“I cried and spit it out,” he said.
“And?” I pressed.
“She did it again,” he said. In all, Teacher Chen pushed egg into my son’s mouth four times, and the last time, he swallowed.