Job Cancellation Angers Foreign Teachers
The Seoul education office withdrew employment notices sent to more than 50 native English speakers, inviting complaints from applicants who were supposed to start work at public schools in the city in the fall.
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) Tuesday, it hired too many foreign English teachers to fill the 560 positions planned at elementary and secondary schools. It said it hired more applicants than necessary as some tend to fail to come to Seoul.
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Editor’s note: This is big news and it will do a lot to hurt the reputation of the Korean education system. Here are some further comments from the blogging community:
- Teachers pissed about last-minute SMOE cancellations; SMOE putting the blame on foreign teachers? (Brian in Jeollanam-Do)
- SMOE teachers fired before even arriving in Korea (Chris in South Korea)