Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fact of the Day: Education Is Serious Business


While a job after-school is more than common for American teenagers, in Japan it's practically taboo. Parents and schools consider the results more negative than positive for students.  Many schools require students to get permission from the school itself if they believe they need one. Students caught working without approval can get in big trouble even if their grades are good.

4 comments:

  1. Haha, I kinda wish that was how it is here. I don't know how people can take on school and a job at the same time...

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  2. Is that similar with other/most asian countries?

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  3. I began working at our local library at the age of twelve - loved it. Such a wonderful experience. I don't think doing so had any negative effect on my school grades - just the opposite!

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  4. i didn't know this, but i'm NOT surprised. i like learning how cultures & countries are different.

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