In any high school in the United States, it would be a routine question met with a routine answer. But here in South Korea, ask a principal for her school's dropout rate and then stand back:
"No one just drops out of school," says a disgusted Chung Chang Yong, principal of Ewha Girls' High School. "A student may transfer to another school, but no one just drops out. To drop out of school is a major disaster, a catastrophe. It wouldn't happen unless it was unavoidable."
Maybe not in South Korea where 93% of all students gradua