Korean kids spend a massive amount of time in school. They learn a lot.
But most Koreans in Korea still believe in strange superstitions like fan death and only South Korea has four seasons. They also think Japan doesn’t own the Liancourt Rocks. They also believe that eventually the North Korean government will collapse even though their government is actively sending aid which goes straight to the military and helps keep the government in power. A student once told me he wanted America to help unify the Koreas. I tried to explain to him that America has a very unhidden policy about trying to keep stability in the region – aka, balanced – aka, status quo – aka, nothing changing ever.
Here’s to you, South Korean education!
Did you know there are beds in the school for teachers to use?