Male Teacher Education Quota Nixed in Korea

The Korean Education Ministry rejected a request from the Seoul schools to establish a quota ensuring that at least 30% of teachers be male. At present, 74% of elementary teachers are female, 63.6% of middle school teachers are female and 38,3% of high school. Female educators argued quotas would be an example of sexual discrimination.

There are interesting world wide trends in education which reflect that females constitute an ever increasing percentage of college students. This is true in the United States as well as in many European nations. On one hand, historically the fight was to establish quotas to ensure females got equal opportunities, and, on the other hand, the situation in education is reversed. Do we need male quotas?