I teach high school in Korea. Just to show you the level of testing here, my student has a watch that keeps track of testing periods for the national test. (We practice monthly)

I teach high school in Korea. Just to show you the level of testing here, my student has a watch that keeps track of testing periods for the national test. (We practice monthly)

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17 responses to “I teach high school in Korea. Just to show you the level of testing here, my student has a watch that keeps track of testing periods for the national test. (We practice monthly)”

  1. MakingUpAUsernameIsTerrifying says:

    “What time is it?” “3rd period.” “Thanks.”

  2. softlysoftlygentlygently says:

    Pretty sure he’s wearing it upside down, they’re not that smart.

  3. fubared says:

    You mean the level of cheating.

  4. TheThingNoNotThatOne says:

    Nah, they’re shot before they get a chance to graduate. Hell, some don’t make it out of 2nd grade.

  5. ApawcalypseMeow says:

    Considering that Canada is higher up despite USA/Canada teaching similar curriculum, I think US schools are just EXTREMELY underfunded :(

  6. PetrificusTotalus says:

    http://i.imgur.com/LreCOuB.jpg Depressingly relevant.

  7. owlest says:

    how was it proven?

  8. Therm says:

    Smarter? Maybe per capita they’re more educated, but by sheer force of numbers we have better people. NASA, DARPA, and Boston Dynamics, son.

  9. ApawcalypseMeow says:

    YAYYYYYYYYYY

  10. ApawcalypseMeow says:

    Yeah, it’s average, though which schools did they check? public or private or both? no doubt the private scores would be quite higher..

  11. ApawcalypseMeow says:

    As far as I know, american PUBLIC schools are god awful :/

  12. monicarasaurus says:

    Why would anyone downvote you? It’s true. Last I checked we were in the 30s. “Childhood” is overrated when it makes your nation stupid.

  13. InactiveBanana says:

    We’re not that low because we’re not teaching enough, we’re that low because we’re not teaching right. Also, as a highschool student in

  14. InactiveBanana says:

    a relatively “easy” high school for my area, I have anxiety attacks once or twice a month due to school, I’m currently underweight because

  15. ApawcalypseMeow says:

    Treat students like parrots and they’ll do well on tests but not so well in real life or with creativity :/

  16. ApawcalypseMeow says:

    Well, it’s a restrictive culture, so that doesn’t help. Have studies been done? Not that I could find, not sure how often SK does studies

  17. ApawcalypseMeow says:

    But, for any collectivist culture, the individual is not “valued” or pushed to do “their own thing”, that in itself suggests a lack

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