On the 16th, the director of the Ministry of Education’s college entrance examination was sacked. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Lee Ju-ho (pictured) is also said to have received a warning from President Yoon Seok-yeol. It is pointed out that President Yoon Seok-yeol is trying to shift responsibility in that he mentioned the direction of the college scholastic ability test (CSAT), which caused controversy right after. Some criticize that “Isn’t it stingy with political responsibility” in that President Yoon avoided responsibility whenever his remarks were controversial last year in relation to ‘entering age 5’ and ‘reorganization of the 52-hour work week’?
On the 15th, while receiving a business report from Deputy Prime Minister Lee at the Presidential Office in Yongsan, President Yoon ordered, “Have the ability to differentiate in relation to the CSAT, but only follow the school lessons diligently to solve the problem, and exclude other content from the question.” said the Deputy Prime Minister.
Soon after, the presidential office revised the contents of President Yoon’s order, saying, “Problems in areas not covered in the public education curriculum must be excluded from the exam questions.”
When remarks suggesting the direction of the CSAT suddenly broke out about 150 days before the CSAT, the education world was thrown into confusion. On the 16th, Senior Secretary to Public Relations Kim Eun-hye said President Yoon said, “Fair discrimination is the essence of all tests, so have discrimination but exclude from the CSAT areas that are not covered in the public education curriculum.” said repeatedly.
The Ministry of Education’s Human Resources Policy Planning Officer has been put on standby. The Ministry of Education said that the reason was for not fulfilling the guidelines to “exclude the CSAT in areas not covered in the public education curriculum.”
Every time the controversy called by the president’s ‘mouth’ is pushed… ‘person in charge’
In the confusion of the president’s remarks, such as 5-year-old admissions and college entrance exams, ministers and working-level officials hardened
the ruling party to defend “what is the problem”… “Avoiding political responsibility”
An official from the presidential office said, “It is necessary to keep a close eye on the hardship today as evidence of a strong interest cartel.” It seems to mean the cartel of education authorities and private education institutions. The Ministry of Education, along with the Prime Minister’s Office, will also conduct an audit of the Institute of Evaluation, which is in charge of preparing the CSAT.
It was reported on the 18th that President Yoon warned Deputy Prime Minister Lee regarding the failure to follow the guidelines related to the CSAT and confusion in briefings. However, the presidential office drew a line about the possibility that it could lead to accountability theory. A high-ranking official in the presidential office said in a phone call that day, “The fact that President Yoon’s instructions were not implemented and misunderstood was conveyed in the briefing may be a warning, but it is not going to be Deputy Prime Minister Lee’s theory of responsibility.”
Regarding the point of passing responsibility to the Ministry of Education, this official said, “President Yoon gave a related order in the second half of last year, but in the meantime (the Ministry of Education) did not implement anything, and the problem was that the president’s order suddenly came out.”
Criticism came from within the ruling party that even though President Yoon’s responsibility was not small, he shifted responsibility to working-level officials. Former Congressman Yoo Seung-min said on the social network service ( SNS ) the day before, “It is the confusion and anxiety that the president has brought on himself. If so, that would be illegal defamation.” A member of the ruling party in the Yeongnam area said, “Education policy should not be made abruptly with sudden remarks” while talking to a reporter, “It is regrettable that we should have set up some long-term policies and announced them in advance so that students can prepare메이저사이트.”
This is not the first time that subordinates have taken responsibility for President Yoon’s impromptu remarks. On July 29 of last year, after receiving a work report from the Ministry of Education, President Yoon instructed, “Simply devise a plan to raise the school age by one year while maintaining the 12th grade system for elementary, middle, and high school.” Immediately after President Yoon’s remarks, the Ministry of Education’s ‘5-year-old admission’ was promoted in earnest, and backlash followed. It was Park Soon-ae, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, who took responsibility.
On June 23 of last year, President Yoon said in a doorstep on the way to work on the 24th, the day after the Ministry of Employment and Labor announced the policy to reorganize the 52-hour work week, “It is not yet the government’s official position.” In response, the Ministry of Labor explained, “The announcement (by the minister) the day before was a promotion plan, not the final official position.” Since President Yoon could not admit his mistake, the minister took responsibility for making the announcement even though it was not an official position.
Analysts say that this attitude of President Yoon is because his theory of responsibility is limited to legal responsibility. Eom Kyung-young, director of the Zeitgeist Research Institute, said, “There is an aspect in this case that the president has caused confusion in the basics of state affairs. “It is not a matter to hold the director of the Ministry of Education or the deputy prime minister accountable and warned,” he said.
It is also interpreted in this context that Minister of Public Administration and Security Lee Sang-min, National Police Agency Commissioner Yoon Hee-geun, and Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency Commissioner Kim Gwang-ho were not held accountable. Responsibility for the disaster will be judged only within the legal framework.
The ruling party has stepped up to defend the president. In a commentary, Sang-beom Yoo, chief spokesman for People’s Power, said, “What is the problem with the CSAT having to evaluate students’ skills fairly and fairly, as it should be in its original role?” People’s Power Education Committee members hold a working-level party-government council on the 19th and discuss the reduction of private education expenses emphasized by President Yoon.