Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 16, 2016)
1. The San Francisco Board of Education has decided to include the comfort women issue in a new textbook for middle and high schools by August. A health textbook will focus on how to deal with a prostitution threat as well as human trafficking and sexual exploitation while a world history book from humanities will mention about undermining human dignity during World War II from a historical perspective.
The board will thoroughly focus on the comfort women issue. I am worried what will happen to the textbooks in Korea.
2. Some of the elementary schools in Korea encouraged private education by reducing the first grade’s primary Korean education class. Parents complain about the school’s careless guidance such as asking first graders to write down announcements and demanding young students who do not know how to read time to stick to their schedule.
Well, not all first graders know how to read Korean.
3. The average selling price of processed food in big supermarkets is cheaper than traditional markets, major supermarket chains, and department stores. According to the price information portal website ‘Consumer Information’, the average price of daily necessities such as chili pepper paste, soy sauce, and ramen is expensive as much as 7%, regarding sales channels.
Can it be a loss leader? Shoppers can save a lot of money when they only buy what they need even if products are more expensive.
4. In Korea, there are two ways of eating sweet and sour pork such as ‘pouring or dipping sauce’, depending on people’s preference. There is an Australian version of ‘pouring or dipping sauce’ when it comes to chicken nuggets.
I bet people prefer dipping to pouring. Should I conduct a survey or not?