KTU members! You are the candles of reform and of an education movement to light up the darkness.
KTU teachers are the pillars of our education and
the driving force behind education reform.
Our movement begins with your conscience and
pride as educators.
Together with all progressive, reformist and democratic
forces, I will strive to defend democratic public
education against the marketisation of education,
which is trapping those who are eager for
change within a competitive education system.
I will also gather the wisdom and power of all the KTU teachers to do so.
Through encouraging members of the school community to share and practice the values of
respect for labour, human rights, democracy, and peace, I will reconstruct the implementation
of Cham education within and outside of school walls.
Standing up to the authorities with dignity,
the KTU will be reborn as a new and powerful union for all the teachers.
KTU teachers are the candles of reform to light up the darkness,
and the KTU is the drive for education reform. You are the hope.
I will be with you all the way as the KTU goes forward.
Kim Jeong Hoon, 16th KTU president
Lee Young Ju, 16th KTU senior vice-president
Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union(KTU)
6F Gwangsan Bldg, Kyonggidae-ro 82, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03735, Korea / Tel : +82-2-2670-9300 Fax : +82-2-2670-9305