"No More Dropouts" — High School as a Safety Net

Every year, over 40,000 students across Japan leave high school before graduating. Many of them are living with problems such as abuse at home or poverty. Now, one dedicated principal at a Tokyo metropolitan high school is working to reduce the number of early leavers. Under his motto of "No More Dropouts," he has introduced flexible requirements to cater to each student and succeeded in seeing more kids through to graduation. We take a look at how teachers and students are finding their own solutions to a serious issue.

Isomura Motonobu (Principal, Tokyo Metropolitan Hachioji Takushin High School)
Ishii Kota (Writer)