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Row over high schools

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Parents angry over transition of school status

President Moon Jae-in's pledge to abolish elite private high schools is facing an intense backlash from the education community, including parents and students.

The pledge was controversial from the beginning of Moon's presidency as it invited criticism that it infringed upon the rights of schools to offer a quality curriculum and limited students' educational choices.

The controversy over the Moon administration's initiative to phase out elite high schools, known as "autonomous private high schools" emerged once again when it was announced recently that Sangsan High School in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, had failed to pass the provincial education office's assessment to maintain its........

© The Korea Times