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ATEK: Crime Statistics Prove Foreign Teachers Are Being Misrepresented

October 15, 2009

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Dann Gaymer, Communications Director

Mobile: 010-2335-4999, media@atek.or.kr, http://www.atek.or.kr/

ATEK: Crime Statistics Prove Foreign Teachers Are Being Misrepresented

(Seoul, South Korea)— The Association for Teachers of English in Korea (ATEK) is making an official statement regarding the allegedly serious issue of crimes committed by foreigner English teachers.

According to a Yonhap news story on September 24 Korean National Assembly member Lee Gun-hyeon stated, “Native speaking English teacher crime [is] serious'”¹. Lee Gun-hyeon is a member of the National Assembly’s Council of Education, Science and Technology.

Representative Lee also claimed the issue was escalating and that,”recent crimes by foreign English teachers are causing the anxiety of students and parents to grow”.

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