SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The government’s plan to turn three categories of elite high schools into general ones in 2025 is being met by fierce opposition.
Among those opposed, groups of lawyers who graduated from the said elite high schools have vowed to take legal action.
Kim Yun-sang, a lawyer and a former prosecutor who graduated from Daewon Foreign Language High School, posted on his Facebook account on Wednesday that he is preparing a lawsuit against the government.
Kim, the first foreign language school alumnus to become a prosecutor, plans to sue the government as soon as he organizes a team comprised of lawyers from the same alma mater.
Kim said he will need to submit an opinion against amending the enforcement ordinance, file a lawsuit calling on the Minister of Education to revoke its decision, and raise a constitutional appeal.
Kim said he has offered to take legal action free-of-charge as a symbol of gratitude towards Daewon Foreign Language High School.
“South Korea needs to raise global elites in order to compete with the outside world,” Kim said. “It isn’t a matter of choice, but of survival.”
H. M. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)