Thursday, October 15, 2009

Public Education in Korea

The foreigners that work at the public schools here in Korea often like to pick on them as having a lot of problems (compared to back home). But it seems like they're doing some things right:

I was shocked to see the USA high school graduation rate was only 69% and that rose from previous years (2006).

Canada fares much better at around 90% in 2005.

And Korea fares the best in the OECD at 97% (article written 2008).

Nice work Korea! Maybe it's time for the most vocal of the foreign-complainers to stop criticizing Korea and acknowledge that they're doing a lot of things right.

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