Europeans spend billions on “shadow education”

Private tuition is a booming business in Europe, with parents in France and Germany spending more than 3 billion euros ($4.39 billion) a year on additional schooling for their children, according to a new report, reports Reuters. Across much of Europe the trend is the same–even if the sums are not as large in all countries–as parents set aside more and more income to give their children an extra leg-up on state-provided education, the European Union report shows…

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