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I live in Korea. I am not surprised.
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There is much that the government is incapable of doing rightly. This history of failure has left many cynical to the government's claims to the contrary, and those many have come to accept the government's incompetence as par for the course. But this...
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"Among respondents in companies' human resources department, 75 percent said the education system fails to nurture the workforce the corporate world needs. The uniform way of teaching in schools was blamed by 59.3 percent."

Off topic (slightly):

Sometimes I wonder if parents send their children to after-school academies (like mine) to gain marketable skills, or just for the babysitting service.

Some of my co-workers believe many Korean parents just don't want to parent.
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Anti-Capitalist poet (whose books are available at Amazon.com) doesn't want your dirty, filthy money, you Capitalist pig (eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime).
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"In North Korea the suffering church stands almost alone against the most repressive government on the planet."
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"Korean schoolchildren believe academic performance and educational background are the best ways to achieve their dreams, a survey found. But they are still taught at school using rote memorization rather than being challenged to think."

Some of my students have the hunt-and-peck technique of answering questions about a reading passage down to a science. Albeit a mindless science, but an effective one!
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I have a feeling it's common to any country with historical ties to Confucianism. (At least, my head teacher at work thinks there's a connection.)
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"Barring a few sporadic incidents of communal violence, Christians and Muslims had had good relations in Kashmir. Tensions began in March 2003 after local newspapers alleged that Christian missionaries were converting Muslim youth. Reports of conversions followed an article in an evangelical Christian website in the United States that claimed thousands of Muslim youths were converting to Christianity, which local Christians say was not true."
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  • Avalon English
    ESL Teacher, 2011 - 2013
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"Homines dum docent, discunt." —Seneca
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Traveled to 25 countries on 6 continents, including Antarctica; rode the Trans-Siberian; and worked for a rock-star drummer.
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  • Whitefield Theological Seminary
    Pastoral Theology, 2014 - present
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    English, 2011
  • Los Angeles Recording School
    2005