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Downturn hasn’t Hurt Seoul’s Hagwon Haven

November 5, 2009

As soon as the clock struck 10 p.m. last Thursday in Daechi-dong, southern Seoul, the nation’s most popular private education district, students poured onto the streets.  Wearing school uniforms, most were greeted by their parents waiting in their cars to escape the chilly weather.

“It’s been more than two years since I’ve been driving my daughter to and from hagwons here,” said Choi Yoo-mi, a devoted mother who looked to be in her 40s, as she waited on her high school freshman. She had temporarily parked her car in the bus lane.

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