[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]A student’s view of EBS

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[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]A student’s view of EBS

I heard the news that a government policy forum praised EBS’ televised lectures for high school students. It said the lectures provided a new educational model for the nation’s high school students and lessened private education costs for students and parents. As a current high school senior, I disagree. I doubt the forum participants ever talked to students.
The EBS lectures, rather than alleviate private education costs, only served to increase students’ educational burden. Many of my friends do not watch the program anymore, saying, “It is too much,” or “It is boring.” Indeed, the lectures proceeded in a boring manner. They did not serve to substitute for private education. Now many who are fed up with the EBS lecture again attend private tutoring institutes.
It seems that the government thinks the EBS lectures will suffice to solve Korea’s complicated educational problems centered on the university entrance exam. But I believe the government should provide more comprehensive measures to handle the issue.

by Park Dae-beom
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