SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Many adults think that the current education system offers a structure where parents’ jobs, academic credentials, and economic status can be passed on to their children.
According to a poll released Monday by the World Without Worry About Shadow Education, 84.2 percent of the 1,115 adult respondents said they agreed on the idea that the education system was created to make it easier for their parents pass on their jobs, schools, and economic skills to their children.
Specifically, 57.7 percent of the respondents said they “agree very much” and only 13.4 percent did not agree. When asked about “the extent of the passing down,” 89.8 percent of the respondents said it was “serious.”
In particular, 51.8 percent of the respondents said that the reform of the college entrance system would not solve the problem of parents’ economic power being passed on to their children through education.
Some 68 percent of the respondents agreed with “resolving the ranking of high schools” as an additional solution to the college entrance reform, while 70 percent agreed to “remove the ranking of universities.”
When hiring people, 77.4 percent agreed on the need to enact a law banning discrimination based on academic background.
D. M. Park (firstname.lastname@example.org)