Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung answers questions at a discussion forum invited by the Kwanhun Club held at the Korea Press Center in Jung-gu, Seoul on the 10th.
On the 14th, Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung announced the results of the ‘private school teachers commissioned by the education office’ policy promoted during his tenure as Gyeonggi governor on the 14th and said, “I will go further along the path that President Roh Moo-hyun opened without hesitation.” Reminiscent of the failure of the Roh Moo-hyun administration to amend the Private School Act in 2005 due to opposition from the opposition, it is interpreted as an intention to emphasize the image of a ‘reformer succeeding Roh Moo-hyun’.
Candidate Lee informed the social networking service (SNS) that all 11 private schools in Gyeonggi-do, which are scheduled to hire new teachers next year, have entrusted the recruitment process to the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education. Candidate Lee also said, “One more valuable achievement of private school reform that has been in the footsteps of the democratic government has been accumulated.”
Candidate Lee promoted a business agreement to entrust the hiring of teachers at private schools to the Office of Education in March while he was in office as Gyeonggi governor and to provide financial support to private schools. This was to improve the fact that corruption is prevalent in the selection process for private school teachers. Referring to the policy in August when the Democratic Party was running the presidential primary, Lee also said that “President Roh Moo-hyun’s private school reform, Lee Jae-myung, will be completed.”
Candidate Lee said, “There were many people who were worried about what President Roh Moo-hyun went through when he first announced that he was going to push for ‘fair recruitment of private schools’. The Grand National Party and the conservative media, which are entangled in a community of fate, formed a triangular formation and fought desperately for a large-scale over-the-counter struggle and fiercely resisted.”
Candidate Lee continued, “However, President Roh Moo-hyun endured resistance and criticism and opened the door to reform, and today’s reform was possible following that will.”
Candidate Lee said, “I once again remember the fact that the reform of the vested cartel is also a reform of the people’s livelihood. Are you talking about a fair Republic of Korea?” he said.
He said, “The Lee Jae-myung government will become a government that creates reasonable and practical measures that change people’s lives without fear.