Students from South Korea are known for being among the best in the world. Today, eight out of ten South Koreans attend university, a world record. This high success rate is the pride of South Korea. It is one of the key elements that has enabled its phenomenal growth since the end of the war. But at what cost?
Hundreds of thousands of South Korean students are plunged into a world of competition and are forced to attend a number of extra evening classes to the point of reaching exhaustion. They are governed by a sense of competition so strong that it turns the children of South Korea into robots, programmed only to learn.
An investigation in South Korea, has the country gone completely education-crazy?
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