I’m very disappointed with the government’s decision to exclude pro-Pyongyang high schools from its tuition-waiver program. It is clear that students attending these schools have nothing to do with the diplomatic problems between North Korea and Japan.
As a high school teacher, I know several students whose families came (or were brought) here from the Korean Peninsula. They don’t differ at all from other students except in their Korean names. I think this adult behavior is very similar to children’s bullying.
Nothing is solved by taking “an eye for an eye” attitude. Government officials, who are supposed to be the best and brightest, must stop acting so childishly.
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