Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Why didn't they escape re-education?

If Luo and the narrator have relatively wealthy parents (as they are doctors), why didn't they simply leave the mountain?

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The narrator's parents are doctors, and Luo’s father is a well-known dentist who was labeled a class enemy after revealing that he worked on Mao’s teeth. The narrator recalls a time when Luo punched him in the face after Luo's father was publicly humiliated. People of high education were scorned during the Cultural Revolution and both boys suffered because of their parent's social position.