Education

South Korea Prompts Nationwide Parent Outrage with Child Vaccination Mandate

Parents in South Korea have expressed “anger” in recent days against a looming federal mandate that will require children aged 12 to 17 years to provide proof of vaccination against the Chinese coronavirus to enter public spaces “frequented by students, including cram schools, internet cafes, and public study rooms” starting in February, Yonhap reported Monday.

Illustration picture shows a boy receiving a Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the COVID-19 vaccination center at Brussels Expo, on the Heysel-Heizel, in Brussels, Saturday 26 June 2021. From next Thursday, 1 July, all Brussels residents aged 16 or older can also register without an appointment at one of the …

Republicans Promise National Education Fight in Midterms

Seizing on the fervor surrounding Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin’s unlikely victory in a blue state, Republicans across the country gearing up for the midterms are promising a major education reform push, focused on parental rights and educational standards.

US President Joe Biden(C) and First Lady Jill Biden(R) visit the classroom of fifth-grade teacher Cindy Bertamini, at Yorktown Elementary School in Yorktown, Virginia on May 3, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Taliban Quietly Allows Some Girls to Return to Provincial Schools

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Tuesday reported the Taliban has quietly permitted teenage girls to return to school in four of Afghanistan’s northern provinces, ostensibly because Taliban 2.0 is willing to “shape policy around cultural differences across Afghanistan, unlike in the 1990s, when they imposed harsh social rules on everyone under their rule.”

TOPSHOT - Afghan girls attend a class in a school in Kandahar on September 26, 2021. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP) (Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images)