the Khmer Rouge...
Public School System:
“During the Khmer Rouge
regime, education was dealt a severe setback, and the greatest
strides made in literacy and in education during the two decades
following independence were obliterated systemically. Schools
were closed and educated people and teachers were subjected
to, at least, suspicion and harsh treatment and, at worst,
execution.” (Headley, Jr.). The Soviet reported that
ninety percent of all the teachers during the Khmer Rouge
were killed under that government. Only 50 out of 725 university
teachers, 207 out of 2,300 secondary teachers, and 2,717 out
of 21,311 primary teachers survived. This was one aspect that
led to an entire generation of children growing up alliterated.
and Private Education:
Since the public school system
was neglected already, the Buddhist and private education
wasn’t too encouraged either. There is not information
about these kinds of educations during the Khmer Rouge, so
it was known to be not existed.
Source: Seekins, Donald M.,
Robert K. Headley, Jr., Rinn-Sup Shinn, and Frank Tatu. Cambodia
a Country Study. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing