Economic disparities should not be allowed to create a gap in the educational quality of public schools.
For Ikuko Tsuboya-Newell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The nation's school teachers are in dire need of better working conditions.
The market for studying abroad is booming, and with the right plan universities in Japan can easily enroll more international students.
Japan should spend more on education, in particular to reduce average class sizes.
If the government wants to improve students' proficiency in English, it should increase the time they spend studying the language.
Let's have more confidence and say we are not doing too bad in the educational field, despite the government's low spending.