A recent survey has found that nearly 98 percent of South Korean parents provide private education to their children fueled by a lack of trust in the school teachers' ability.
According to the survey conducted by the Korea Educational Development Institute between August and September last year, 97.9 percent of the respondents who were parents of elementary, middle or high school students said they rely on private education in order for their children to get ahead of others.
Meanwhile, 94.7 percent said they feel burdened by their children's private education expenses, up 6.3 percentage points from a year earlier.■
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