中小学教育改革取消奥数等特长生优惠，减少课外负担，就此讨论课外负担过重的危害：Too much stress and workload have brought many problems to children. To begin with, they hinder the intellectual growth and all-round development of individuals.
The students are so busy with their lessons and homework every day that they have no adequate time for hobbies and extracurricular activities. Consequently, their potentials cannot be fully developed, and their quality of life may be affected.
Moreover, due to a heavy burden, students may lose their interest in their study.
Some students feel so bored with their textbooks and lessons that they often play truant.
Effective measures should be taken to relieve the stress and workload of the students. The present educational system should be reformed. More attention should be paid to the cultivation of the students’ practical abilities and their personal qualities. Besides, secondary and higher education should be expanded so that more opportunities can be provided to young children to relieve the pressure for competition in study.