James Fallows lived in China several months last year putting together the Atlantic story about manufacturing in that area. His blog today has pictures and commentary about the schools.
Here, from a middle school, is a dormitory room where 18 girls sleep each night and eat all their meals. They sleep side by side, nine on the bottom bunk and nine on the top, with their heads to the left of the picture and their feet to the center. All of their clothes and belongings are in the gray lockers in the right background.
Since this was first posted last week James Fallows has added several posts to his blog about the earthquake's aftermath.
Earthquake update #1: USGS
Earthquake update #2: Media
Earthquake update #3: Pandas
Earthquake update #4: Middle school pictures