Liberal education chief vows to achieve equality – sounds nice…and won’t change a thing

Liberal education chief vows to achieve equality

2010-06-04 17:45

The new liberal Seoul education Superintendent Kwak No-hyun vowed to put the brakes on government’s policies he believes have been encouraging excessive competition.Instead, he said he would focus on realizing an unbiased learning education for students and work for their welfare.

Kwak No-hyun

Kwak was elected as Seoul‘s first liberal superintendent.

He has worked for various private and state-run human rights associations and also was an adviser to late President Roh Moo-hyun.

To start off his term, Kwak said he would terminate autonomous private high schools.

“There will be no further designations of autonomous private high schools,” said Kwak in a press conference following his surprising victory Wednesday.

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