Monday, July 28, 2008

Teacher test scandal part II

Earlier, I stated that I had trouble understanding the focus on the scandal over faked teacher test results since that sort of thing seems to have been going on for ages.

Philip Brasor has written about this in more detail at The Japan Times:

I could accept the shocked tone if the practices uncovered in Oita were unique or seemed to be limited to that particular school district, but the more I learn about the way public-school administration works, the more I am convinced that the problem is systematic; not just built into the educational system but hot-wired into the bureaucratic mentality.

...And after the current anger and disgust blows over, it will likely return to the same old thing.

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