Posted June. 01, 2005 06:49,
It turns out that first-year high school students who will be subject to the new college entrance regime in 2008 and their parents are more dependent on private education because of exam pressures.
According to a Korea Research Center survey commissioned by Dong-A Ilbo of 500 high school students in the first grade and 480 parents regarding the new college entrance regime, 89.4 percent of students surveyed and 91.1 percent of parents surveyed replied, The test burden has increased.
Similarly, 59.6 percent of students surveyed and 63.6 percent of parents surveyed replied that the ratio of private education, such as private academies or tutoring, has increased, showing that students are bearing an increased burden of private education.
This survey was conducted by telephone from May 27 to 30 with the number of students and parents in proportion to the total population in terms of region and gender. It has a ±4.5 percent margin of error and a 95 percent confidence level. More information is available from the survey archive of www.donga.com.