09 septembre 2009

Back to school around the world

From China to Spain, students talk about the pressures they face, and the fun they still manage to fit in.

Tanya Zarutskaya
Moscow

Tanya Zarutskaya is a slender, nervous, and shy young woman who says her life's passion is mathematics. She's just about to enter the 11th grade, which in Russia is the last year of public school. She attends Moscow School No. 57. "I love my school," she says. "It's the best math school in Moscow. Our main courses are algebra, geometry, mathematical analysis, and physics."

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