It's more like time to reevaluate the goals of the language curriculum to see if they are desirable or feasible rather than always dumping on the teachers. The teachers are dedicated professionals who are hopelessly hampered by the reality that entrance exams, not the Course of Study or ideals of "Strategic Initiative for Fostering Japanese who can use English" drive education. If scores on entrance exams have generally been improving over the years, then we would have a good idea of how our education system is working.
WHAT! No data on whether entrance exam scores have been improving or not? Why not? (eeiuu... I don't even want to go there.)
Quote by Nobutaka Miura, Chuo University professor.
It's time to reform training systems for language teachers and consider comprehensive language education that covers both academic and practical requirements. › Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion