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67% of Private Cram Schools Overcharge Parents

April 15, 2009

Some 67 percent of hagwon, or private cram schools, have overcharged parents and underreported tuition costs to regional education authorities, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said Tuesday.

According to the ministry, 358 cram schools out of a sampled 500 charged parents more tuition than was reported to each regional education office. Among them, more than 40 percent charged parents more than twice the standardized tuition level and 8.1 percent charged more than five times. 

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