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Fate of Elite Schools

October 29, 2009

Time to Push Education Reform to Cut Private Tutoring

The nation has again been thrown into a heated debate over how to reform foreign-language high schools which are seen as the culprit behind ever increasing private tutoring costs.  Rep. Chung Doo-un of the governing Grand National Party (GNP) has recently ignited a new round of discussions by proposing that the elite schools be shut down in a move to resolve their side effects.

It is not surprising that Chung’s proposal has immediately touched off a strong backlash from operators of the special-purpose schools, cram schools and a conservative association of teachers.

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