LMB Moving Against Private Tutoring Costs
Ever since the Lee Myung Bak Administration came into office, one of the principal campaign promises was to reduce the cost of private education. After fits and starts, the Administration is moving forward:
Lee reaffirmed his earlier pledge to reform the education sector, saying rising household spending on private education is one of the major challenges he must tackle in the coming months.
Last month, the governing Grand National Party proposed a seven-point action plan to slash private education costs, under which private tutoring institutes will be banned from offering lessons to students after 10 p.m. Schools will be required to activate after-school programs for students, among others.