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Praise Korea’s Education Culture, Not its System

March 25, 2010

Over the last few months, U.S. President Barack Obama has been praising the Korean education system. He said that Korea’s extra hours of study, longer school year and after-school studies have led to a greater number of scientists and engineers and that this system is something America should emulate.

These comments have been met with some favor among Koreans, but others have been dumbfounded by them. President Lee Myung-bak has said of Obama’s remarks, “I am sorry. I am very dissatisfied [with our education system].”

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