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Regarding the story “Medical school conducts roll call using facial recognition” in the April 13 edition, you can take a horse to water … or in this case, you can force a student to sit in classes. But either way, if the water or the class isn’t worth trying, it will come to nothing — the horse won’t drink it and the student won’t learn.

Japan has too many universities, maybe too many teachers (certainly too few who either interest or inspire) and way too many rules and regulators like those at the college using facial recognition as a substitute for education.

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