The results for this year's Suneung are coming out today. Nowhere is the pressure of the college entrance exam more visible than in the praying families.
South Korean high school students are under heavy academic stress. But high school students in vocational schools have their own kind of difficulties.
Nearly two decades have passed since the first challenges to South Korea’s predominantly state-driven education sprang up. Can alternative schools change the country’s oppressive education climate?
The world looks to Korea as a model for education but the system has a dark side. Korean education produces students who are overachieving but unhappy and ill.