Friday, May 09, 2008

Spreading Anti-Americanism in Korean Classrooms

Here is an editorial in the Chosun Ilbo that only further validates my belief of how Korean children’s ability to critically think is hampered by their own educational system that allows nonsense like this to be taught in the classroom:

The North Chungcheong Province chapter of the Korean Teachers and Education Workers’ Union posted on its Internet homepage materials its member teachers can use to get students to oppose the import of U.S. beef. The material says mad cow disease stems from greedy Americans who raise cattle in “very unsanitary” conditions by keeping them holed up in pens. The chapter of the left-wing teachers’ union instructed members to pick up copies of visual materials and CDs related to mad cow disease. Postings by visitors on the union’s homepage include claims that instant noodles, pills, sanitary napkins and even chocolate snacks can transmit mad cow disease. [Chosun Ilbo]

Read the rest because there is much more classroom nonsense going on in regards to the US beef issue. What is really funny about the claims against American cows is that they are perfectly describing the conditions that the majority of Korean cows live in; not that the students have developed the critical thinking skills to realize this.

The nonsense in the classrooms doesn’t end with the spread of US beef lies, but Korean teachers have been spreading lies about the Iraq War as well, such as 6,000 Iraqi soldiers being buried alive by American soldiers.

This all shouldn’t be surprising considering the KTU are the same pro-North Korean stooges that consistently teach North Korean propaganda and anti-Americanism in their classrooms to include celebrating the 9/11 attacks.

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