What is the reality of the education system here?
I’m told that famous high schools are basically just huge cram schools trying to get everyone into NTU (so they can advertise that ~100% of their students get admitted).
Cram school seems to be a rite of passage for everyone - I’m told day-time school teachers are known to be lazy, cause students will learn the material in cram school anyways, and that students even tune-out during daytime cause the material will be taught to them at cram school.
I’ve heard of teachers offering after-school cram school classes themselves to their own students, and basically only testing/evaluating material they teach at these after-school classes. Or only giving high grades to those who attend.
How bad is it? Would you avoid the system at all costs? If given the chance, do you instead raise kids in North America? Or is it, just take it on the chin, and do as the Taiwanese do?