Nothing marks the difference between Korean schools and American ones as clearly as this story from a TV station out of New York.
Claim: Bronx Students Forced To Clean School Toilets
"Department of Education officials are investigating after students at a Bronx school claimed they were forced to clean toilets as a punishment.Kids in detention having to clean the toilets is news worthy? Is this what our country has come to? Kids here do it everyday. I am not sure it is the best use of their school time, but they do learn a bit about responsibility (I think). Given how well spoken these kids are (and stuff), I would call this job training and move on.
Some students at In-Tech Academy in Kingsbridge say they were assigned janitorial duties as part of their detention as recently as last week."After school the principal came in with the inspector lady and she was like 'Oh, everyone has to pitch in and clean the toilets and stuff.' So we was cleaning them and we had to clean around them and nasty, it was just mad nasty," said one student."Like that's not cool, like making kids clean toilets like that's not how that should go," said another student.The DOE says if the allegations are true, appropriate action will be taken."