Thursday, June 18, 2015

South Korea and the education obsession

Foreign Correspondent the other night was a fascinating look at the obsessively competitive education industry in South Korea, which is rather like the Japanese system (where getting into "top" universities is seen a matter of great importance for future careers, and private tuition is often used to ensure entry,) but on steroids.

This strikes me as a foolish way to run an education system and society, and places way, way too much emphasis on institutional elitism.


Not Trampis said...

bad korea move?

Steve said...

I had to run that through my brain a few times before I got it, Homer.