School's special phys ed slots axed
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Jan 23
Special slots for physical education majors will no longer be offered at Osaka's Sakuranomiya Senior High School, based on a recomendation Mayor Toru Hashimoto made after it was revealed that the captain of the school's basketball team hanged himself after he was repeatedly beaten by his coach, the city board of education said.
Students of the school, which is famous for nurturing top athletes, and some of their parents oppose to the decision, however, apparently because the special slots were regarded as fast tracks for up-and-coming top athletes.
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