• Kagoshima


Proposed education reforms reported in recent articles do not address the most glaring, fundamental problems in the school system. Most crucially, no mention is made of the fact that it is too hard to enter university and too easy to graduate.

While there has been a reduction in school hours and something of a “dumbing down” of the high school curriculum, I have never heard it said that universities have made their entrance exams any easier. This virtually necessitates attendance at cram schools in order to pass the exams, but very little actual learning takes place.

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