304. “Marine Corps” boot camp, South Korea
A lot of high school students were forced through a boot camp program so they could be better students when the new school year should start.
This time some of the students died.
The so-called “Marine Corps” boot camp which borrowed the name from the military but had no ties with any official agency allowed the students to partipate in activities supervised by people not trained for the task.
The result became death. It is an odd kind of culture. In Denmark we know that students become more productive when there is a friday bar on campus where the students can meet and create a social network they can use during their business career.
The boot camp doesn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.
- South Korea’s Military Culture Under Scrutiny After Teen Boot Camp Deaths (Global Voice Online)
- Article about the funeral (In Korean Language)
- S Korean police widen probe into boot camp deaths (Asia One)