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One possible root to America’s lack of educational prowess

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ebsSomething just reminded me about the “education” focused nature of countries here in the East.  That something was a friend who was using my computer basically opening up a window to EBS.  EBS stands for “Educational Broadcasting System” or one of the bigger public networks here in Korea.  Like ABC, CBS and NBC in the states, EBS ranks up there with the 3 biggest tv networks here in korea: MBC, KBS and SBS.  It’s funny when you think about how the main publicly accessible channels in the U.S. are all purely entertainment driven with a little news scattered in between (of course) when you consider how Korea has an “Educational Channel” (for many years, by the way – started in 1969).  However, when a country values it’s education so much, a channel like EBS is definitely considered valuable and has been able to weather the storm through the years & probably has even driven a profit during that time (40 years).   Continue reading

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