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Where is the pressure on China's schoolkids coming from?

Imbalance of quality educational resources feeds parental anxiety and demand for tutoring

The education involution problem is most acute in Beijing and Shanghai.

Guo Qing's second-grade son often stays up until 11 p.m. struggling through his math homework, which is usually as hard as fourth-grade work, the Beijing father says.

To keep his son from lagging behind, Guo signed him up for after-school tutoring, as did the parents of most other students in his son's class, Guo says.

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