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Continued Exaggeration of President Obama’s Views on Korean Education

February 25, 2010

President Obama’s admiration for Korean education is in the news again, via a Korea Times article “Obama Praises Korean Education Again“:

U.S. President Barak Obama has lauded South Korea, again, to encourage Americans to do more on the educational front.
In a speech he delivered in Las Vegas on Friday, he said America cannot succeed in science if India and South Korea produces more scientists and engineers, according to Yonhap News Agency Saturday.

I’ve written about Obama’s “praise” of South Korea’s education system three times in the past:

* March 11, 2009: “President Obama likes Korea’s education system, sort of.
* March 22, 2009: “Obama didn’t say what you thought he said about Korean education.
* December 22, 2009: “Don’t worry so much about what President Obama said about Korea’s education system.

You’ll notice a common theme there, one I’ll talk about today, too: the local media exaggerates Obama’s compliments, then uses those exaggerations to levy its own criticism of Korea’s education system.

Click Here for the Full Story (Source: Brian in Jeollanam-Do)


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