| According to the Special Act for Improvement of Teachers' Status, the KFTA and Ministry of Education (MOE) had 2007 1st regular negotiation on October 31. Based on teachers' recommendations on negotiation agenda received from February to July, the KFTA called upon MOE to reform school curricula for next year's five school days, create educational/social programs and protection measures for low-income family/underprivileged students.
• Reorganize the educational curriculum to implement a five-day class week starting in 2008.
• Establish the educational and social programs and provide measures to protect the children of low income and vulnerable households.
• Introduce the Master Teacher System in at least one school per regional office of education as a trial period before the end of 2007 and work towards legalizing it.
• Enact the Act for the Protection of Student Education and Teachers’ Professional Activities in order to protect the basic criteria for educational rights such as authority, responsibility and duty among educational entities, teachers and students and the educational activities of teachers.
• As part of the items to improve the treatment of teachers, including a monthly allowance of 200,000 won for homeroom teachers, a fixed monthly charge given to part-time teachers at colleges during the school holidays, a new monthly allowance of 30,000 won for working as a nutrition teacher, a new monthly allowance of 30,000 won for work as a school counselor.
• Increase the ratio of full-time teachers by at least 50 percent in 2008 since the number of full day kindergartens are increasing.