Chemix2;3486697Placing random smooth objects into containers with chopsticks is a support of culture... Hmmm, I'd think the support of culture in Japan would be something more like the preservation of Bushido, or the value of truth, not whether or not someone has the patience and steadiness to lift marbles with chopsticks, hell I'd fail that test from simple hand shakiness, which brings up a point, doesn't this discriminate against people with nuerological disorders that cause bad muscle control?
So surely a school for gifted children that required you to have some mathematical ability would discriminate against all those people who can't do maths to that ability? Don't be ridiculous. This is an ancient private school with a dedication to tradition, and it is understandable that they would only accept applicants who would conform to this tradition.
Being one of those put back farther than was wise for my lack of mathmatically ability, I do beleive that schools should try and make some sort of accomodations for those who are willing and ready to learn, even if they come with a few shortcomings. School and education is meant to teach children, not raise them. I have seen the schools of times many decades ago, those that taught "ettiquite" and the like, and see many wasted dollars of students money. Traditions can be good or bad, in this case I deam it neither, but overall it shouldn't be a requirement for a school.
Culture bullshit and mumbojumos aside, schools like this in any place but Japan would be put down.
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I have a question. Is this school a public or private school? Because I think that would greatly effect people's opinion on it.