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Should private tutoring which are used in South Korea to get better grades be also done in U.S?

I've heard that president Obama has made a speech talking about Korea's education systems, and he told the people that the students will be studying whlie he is making that speech, but that's kind of a nonsence. I'm now a student of South Korea and my private tutoring ends at 11:30 pm, and I go to sleep between 12-2. Do you think that this is a thing to endure to get a nice grade? What should be prioritized? Physical&mental growth? Or an A+?

  • Apr 2 2013: Fritzie&george: I didn't know that it also took place in U.S.
    Though it is not the level which are taking place in Kor. What I wanted to talk about was excessive tutoring and private academies.
  • Apr 2 2013: Aja Bogdanoff
    No, I've accidently seen the speech while watching television, so I don't.
  • Apr 2 2013: As Fritzie notes - it always has existed here. Maybe the real issue should be - Have Americans lost contact with reality. There are only a few countries in the world where fifty percent of students go to college or thirty percent get degrees. Should everyone get a high school deploma? What does it mean? What's wrong with trade schools? How about other ways to learn?
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    Apr 1 2013: Ye-Jin Ahn, do you have a link to this speech? I haven't seen it yet, and I'm curious.

    How many hours a day do you spend with your tutors? And if you don't get to sleep until 12-2am, when do you wake up?
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    Apr 1 2013: Lots of tutoring takes place in the United States as well, though not at the level you describe.