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Korean School Year Schedule Change

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The Korean government is contemplating the possibility of changing the school year so that it begins in September rather than in March. This idea is being passed around because many schools are having difficulty attracting foreign students into the country due to the scheduling differences between western schools and Korean schools. The ministry of education stated that they plan on conducting further research and consulting with education experts to decide if this change is feasible and desirable for Korean schools. Some officials are claiming that it would be quite difficult to make these schedule adjustments because of the social investment that is already embedded into the current system. Nevertheless, talks are still continuing, and a projected deadline for a decision has been made for 2016.

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