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Educational Realities of DPRK and U.S. in Sharp Contrast

Pyongyang, April 30 (KCNA) — Some time ago, a school bus service started for pupils in Unjong Science District of the DPRK.

It is a common practice in the DPRK to build branch schools for a few children in small islands or mountainous villages and run school trains, boats and buses for those pupils at the state expense.
In the DPRK everyone has the right to receive education by law and institutionally and he or she is given free education ranging from kindergarten to primary and secondary schools and university.
And anyone can enjoy learning under the study-while-working educational system free of charge.
But, the educational condition in capitalist society is in sharp contrast with that in the DPRK.
Reportedly, in the U.S. more than half of the colored and minority ethnic schoolboys leave high school halfway and 67. 5 percent of the Latinic students and 53 percent of the black can hardly get higher education, due to the racial discrimination.
Meanwhile, the number of schools decreases steadily under various pretexts and school fees has gone up every year, reducing seven of the ten university graduates into debtors.
Such wrong attitude of the U.S. government toward the educational work has gradually deteriorated the quality of education in the country. So, the secretary of Education deplored that throughout the country 11 million adults could neither read nor write and 30 millions could barely sign on a document or a bank check.

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