Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Classes cancelled today for many, as public school students are taking a standardized test, a do-over of one given back in December. Done-over because some school districts fudged the results of the exam, one that would be used to evaluate and rank the performance of teachers and schools. The Korea Teachers' and Education Workers' Union held candlelight protests across the country last night, including in Suncheon. Teachers are not upset not only about the presmise of the tests in the first place and the unnecessary competition they'll cause, but that teachers have been fired for protesting and subverting it.