#Hot Issues of the Week l 2019-04-14
The presidential office, the Cabinet and the ruling Democratic Party agreed on Tuesday to provide free education for all high school students starting in 2021, starting with high school seniors from this year’s fall semester.
Officials from the presidential office, the cabinet and ruling Democratic Party reached the decision on Tuesday to expand state educational sponsorship from elementary and middle schools to high schools.
Two trillion won, or one-point-75 billion U.S.
Under the proposed plan, the central government and regional education offices will jointly take on the burden of related costs until 2024.
The free education plan is also expected to boost the sluggish economy, with an extra 130-thousand won, or around 114 dollars, saved per month for each high school student. Setting aside the possible increase of
Democratic Party floor leader Hong Young-