| The Seoul Metropolitan Educational Office is planning to allocate specialized teachers to improve several schools that wish to change their current poor educational conditions. A grant of about $800,000 has been provided for bridging this educational gap in Seoul by 2008.
The teachers in ‘Volunteering Schools’ will get various bonuses including extra career grades, improved working conditions, incentives, and overseas training opportunities.
With regard to the plan of the educational office, a high school teacher in Seoul said, “In case of secondary schools, private schools occupy more than 70 % in all, therefore the suggested measure is ineffective because it applies only to public school teachers. In addition to that, forced allocation of ‘specialized teachers’ by the educational administration can be another discrimination for education.”