Geez, this sounds like some kinda Chinese madrassa:
"The teachings of Confucius are the first thing we begin teaching the children," said Feng Zhe, director of the Confucian School, which opened six months ago. "Each child should recite the Confucian texts 1,000 times until their spirit is imprinted completely. This is a graduation requirement." [Emphasis added]
So far 46 students below the age of 14 have enrolled in the school which is based on learning through recitation.
I sure pity those kids.