Prop Up Public Education
The government has finally decided to directly regulate the operation of private education institutes, or hagwon, with the aim of easing household spending on private education.
Four government units – the Education Ministry, Fair Trade Commission, National Tax Office and National Police Agency – started cracking down on illegal hagwon management starting yesterday. The administration has even pledged to pay financial rewards to each of those who report hagwon that hold classes after 10 p.m. or charge exorbitant tuition fees.
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