November 02, 2003

Diverse prep classes

The inimitable Joanne Jacobs linked here to several stories about parents sending their kids to Korean-run "cram schools" in order give them a boost. "If you can't beat 'em, study with 'em."

Interestingly enough, amongst the various Diwali ads in the free Washington-area "India This Week" paper was an advertisement for a

Best Academy

Jae Il Scholastic Consulting Center

T.J. prep class, congradulating its students on getting into the extraordinarily competitive Thomas Jefferson high school in Fairfax. Most of the last names seemed Korean in origin, with a handful of Chinese and Westerners. But it looks like they're branching out to seek other education-obsessed parents...

Posted by jeffreyb at 04:27 PM