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Parents stampede over a crashed gate May 12 at Thuc Nghiem primary school in a dash to grab coveted application forms for their children in Hanoi. The school is one of Vietnam's only public institutions emphasizing American-style instruction rather than rote memorization. Roughly 600 kindergartners from around the capital are vying for about 200 spots available this fall. (Associated Press)

Parents stampede over a crashed gate May 12 at Thuc Nghiem primary school in a dash to grab coveted application forms for their children in Hanoi. The school is one of Vietnam's only public institutions emphasizing American-style instruction rather than rote memorization. Roughly 600 kindergartners from around the capital are vying for about 200 spots available this fall. (Associated Press)

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