School Daze

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Markus Nakamura, 36 years old, married father of four. He worked as a high school teacher in a small rural town. He was recently recognized by the Minister of Education as teacher of the year for some of his more controversial yet effective teaching techniques. The award came with a job offer at one of the Ministers two knew schools. He sat in his office with his wife Lindsey as they discussed the options.

The two schools were very exclusive, requiring new students pass very rigorous scholastic and athletic tests, the only exceptions being the pre-school through first grade, which were open to those who could afford it, and scholarships granted via a lottery system. There were a large number of children from under privileged families in the lower grades. Any child in these grades levels that could not keep up with the curriculum was suspended from the program and not invited back the next year, regardless of how much money the parents had.

The schools were new, only a few years old, pre-school through third grade had a about a hundred scholarship students and a hundred non-scholarship, all inherited from the previous class. Fourth Grade and up, were all new students, and thus had less numbers and more non-scholarship students, about 50 scholarship and 75 non-scholarship. The two schools were gender exclusive. A boy’s school, called the Sakata Technical University Department, and a girl’s school, called the Sakata Landmark University and Technical-School.

Which school do they chose?