Educational cramming may be provided by cram schools or classes and may be an intensive learning programme used as a supplement to the education system in order to achieve an academic competitive edge. Educational cramming could be considered as being part of or becoming part of some countries culture.
Long a tradition in the Far East, where academic competition is intense to get into top universities, the Asian type cram schools have increasingly appeared in the USA as well, following large scale Asian immigration. Only a few cram schools existed in the USA a decade ago compared to several dozens now in larger urban areas.
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