Top Seoul Educator Accused of Bribery

From Korea Times: “Embattled top Seoul educator Kwak No-hyun said Thursday he will continue to work with a ‘sense of grave responsibility,’ rebuffing calls for his early resignation over ever-growing bribery allegations…His remarks came as the prosecution plans to summon him for questioning as early as Friday over allegations that the liberal education chief paid rival liberal candidate Park Myoung-gee, a professor at Seoul National University of Education, in return for his withdrawal from last year’s election to choose the top educator in Seoul. Kwak won as a unified liberal candidate…According to Kwak’s aides, the former law professor will soon hire a team of attorneys to defend him, suggesting he is preparing for a long legal battle.” I suppose one way to make sure you win is to pay off your opponent. It will be interesting to see what the jury decides on this case, but either way hopefully the education system in Korea will fare better than here in the U.S.

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About Mihee

Mihee lives in the Mid-West with her husband, toddler-aged twins (yes, terrible twos is actually a thing), and baby #3. Though her reserve of brain cells is seriously depleted she is still passionate about Asian American culture, religion and social justice for marginalized people, stories about Korea, sports, and power naps. During the day, she spends a lot of time trying to remember which baby needs to eat or get a diaper change, mentoring and ministering to college students, occasionally taking a walk, writing, watching Sportscenter, or grabbing coffee. You can read her blog here.
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