Go Steady on Education
President Lee Myung-bak seems determined to reduce spending on private education fees. In a cabinet meeting Wednesday, the president ordered Ahn Byong-man, the minister of education, science and technology, to draw up measures to reduce private education expenditures.
In a meeting with education superintendents from 16 cities and provinces across the country, held at the Blue House later on Wednesday, Lee also emphasized the role that strengthening public education will play in decreasing the nation’s reliance on private tutoring and institute fees.
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