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Old Yesterday, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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8 Japanese School Rules That Would Never Fly In American Schools

https://www.urbo.com/content/japanes...rican-schools/

This is an interesting comparison of school systems.

I'm especially curious about the kids cleaning the school. One thing about that is that it clearly demonstrates the need to be responsible; i.e. clean up your own mess.

"Every day, they mop the floors, clean the chalkboards, clap erasers, and even clean bathrooms until the school is spotless, and itís actually a cool idea, if you ask us.

Students are bound to be much more aware of throwing a wrapper on the floor or sticking a piece of gum underneath their desks when they know that itís them whoís going to clean up the mess."
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Old Yesterday, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Ours don’t clean the entire school, but they do wash the tables and sweep the floor at the end of their lunch period. In the classroom they are responsible for keeping classroom libraries and mobile computer labs organized, stacking chairs and cleaning up the floor at the end of the day. They’re not scrubbing restrooms but it’s not like they don’t have any responsibilities related to facilities.
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Old Yesterday, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Those aren't exclusive in Japan. It is the same in the Philippines. The class is grouped into 5, one group of cleaners on Monday, one group for Tuesday and so on... Not only the classroom but the whole school yard as well. We have our own bolo knife we use to trim the grass. Lawn mower do not exist in our small rural town.

We also have a Home Economics and Agriculture subject and are taught to cook, manual clothes washing, wash dishes, gardening, make simple crafts to sell.
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Old Yesterday, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I once heard a comment from a big league baseball player who had played in Japan for a couple of years. In Japan, even celebrity superstars keep the bench area tidy, throwing everything in thr trash can. An American dugout is ankle-deep with paper cups, gum wrappers and seed shells.
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Old Today, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Tokyo is the cleanest city I've ever seen.
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