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Could A Low Graduation Rate Be Something A School Is Glad Of?
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It could exist in real life if the teachers and students could prove to everyone that there methods of teaching result in superb chefs, although if nobody could pass at first a lot of people could be discouraged leading to nobody really trying.


Why would someone choose to make a school where less than 1 out of 10 graduate? Aren't there better options? Should Tootsuki improve?


Some part of me believe that such school shouldn't exist.


It doesn't exist and it wouldn't work in real life. That's why it's in an anime and nobody seems to be in a rush to start up a school like that.

The closest you can get are probably some law schools. I've seen some with a first-year attrition rate of around 25% or 30%, but this is just the first year. It would be crazy to keep it up for all three years.

Your school would be quickly done in for lack of students you try to even approach a 90% attrition rate. You'd be seen as a money grubbing dean, not as someone who cares about education. You wouldn't produce good graduates that are highly sought-after unless the school somehow has a prestigious ranking. Nobody will care about the first few waves of students who pass the hellish courses, and nobody wants to go first in this battle or waste years of their lives and several thousand dollars. It simply wouldn't work.

The stress on the students is immense. There's a lot at stake for them and they have to be sure that the result is worth the hard work in order to take the gamble and continue.

The only way enough people would enroll in the first place is if they don't know about the attrition rate and they just bumble into the school. But they'll likely transfer out quickly or quit once they realize what's going on.
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Probably next year for my school, all the people in my classes refuse to do any work and refuse to read in English class
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think about it like this BUDs has an attrition rate of 70-80% and its seen as one of the best schools in the military same with ranger school or pararescue. sometimes a low graduation rate just goes to show how elite those that make it are.

but then again with this pc, everyone gets a ribbon, no child left behind, everyone's special society it's understandable how people would see that as a problem because they see it as some kind of oh well they tried hard and did the best they could so that should be enough. Heaven forbid someone fails they might just get their feelings hurt and they might cry
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

So, I'm watching Shougeki, and I notice the lack of willpower to charge the staggeringly low graduation rate. Now could this be something to be proud of or a black mark?

Edit: In your opinions of course.


Interesting! In my opinion, a school with a low graduation rate doesn't necessarily mean it's the best school, but it also doesn't mean it's bad.
You've got to look at it three different ways:

1) The school might be easy to admit into, so many students who are typically not that focused on academics get blindsided by the rigorous learning curve the school has to offer. But if my memory serves me right, I think many high ranking schools don't experience this problem because they are very selective. Which means that students who overachieve and are admitted into the school are actually able to handle the difficult exams and such.

2) The school requires that only "x" amount of students are able to graduate. They do this on a ranking system I believe, those who aren't above a certain rank after like a couple months get the boot. This keeps going until "x" students are left.

3) The school is just not good. (I mean this in the nicest way possible).

It's been a while since I actually watched that show and I haven't gotten around to finishing it yet but I think it's in category #2? I honestly forgot.
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