School Inc.

A look at Hagwons in South Korea

Clip | 4m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

In South Korea the private schools were so heavily regulated that they didn’t really look much different from the public schools. Parents decided to opt outside the regular school sector entirely, hiring private tutoring services called “hagwons.” Hagwons in South Korea are big business and provide educators incentive to continuously better their techniques with the highest paid teachers.

Aired: 04/03/17

Rating: NR

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Major funding for this program has been provided by: Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson Foundation and Prometheus Foundation. Additional funding was provided by: Gleason Family Foundation and The Steve & Lana Hardy Foundation.