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Abrupt policy change

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Social consensus key to ensuring better education

The Moon Jae-in administration has been criticized for suddenly changing its high school education policy without reflecting the different voices of students, parents and teachers. No one can easily accept the way the government makes any policy shift in such a rough-and-ready manner.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Education announced a plan to turn three types of elite high schools into general schools by 2025. The plan is aimed at promoting "fairness" in education and improving the quality of public education. Those affected schools are 79 autonomous private, foreign language and international high schools.

Of course there is a need for shutting down such schools because their students........

© The Korea Times