Last year, Harry R. Lewis, a former dean of Harvard College, published a book called ``Excellence Without a Soul," in which he discussed the shortcomings of Harvard's undergraduate curriculum. He argues Harvard may prepare students to do well at jobs, but it does not teach character or morality for them to become better people. Lewis questions the purpose of education.
As I see Korea become more and more Americanized, or globalized; as I see the students' zeal for learning English from mediocre native English speakers while their families paying expensive tuitions; as I notice English signboards inundating every street; and as I notice the phenomenon that public and private institutions target for globalization, I cannot help but think about what is becoming of Korea. Does Korea want to become a global power without a soul?
Um . . . sorry for ruining your country.