North Korean school children stand before the portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung (top L) and Kim Jong-Il (top R) at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun mausoleum in Pyongyang, July 25, 2013.

Rising Schooling Costs Sends North Korea’s Dropout Rate Soaring

Increasingly, parents who can’t handle these costs are turning to private tutors to educate their children.

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