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Despite Social Stigma, Young South Koreans Accepting of LGBT Community

Despite Social Stigma, Young South Koreans Accepting of LGBT Community

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the widespread social stigma surrounding sexual minorities in South Korea, most young people are supportive of the LGBT community, according to a new survey. Nearly 8 in 10 school middle students said they would continue a friendship with someone after finding out they are gay, the survey by the [...]

American Educational Theorist Michael Apple Visits Seoul, Discusses Educational Inequality, Private Schools

American Educational Theorist Michael Apple Visits Seoul, Discusses Educational Inequality, Private Schools

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Michael Apple, an educational theorist and proponent of democratic schools, dropped by the headquarters of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education on September 29 for a chat on education and politics. Apple entered into an easy conversation with education officer Cho Hee Yeon, whom he had become acquainted with [...]

School Violence Cover-Up Scandal at Elite School Highlights Bigger Issues

School Violence Cover-Up Scandal at Elite School Highlights Bigger Issues

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A scandal surrounding the alleged special treatment of children of conglomerate CEOs and celebrities in a case of school violence has sparked a public outcry, with some going one step further and treating the controversy as a sign of social inequality in the country. According to the Seoul Metropolitan [...]