The workload at all schools has been increasing, and everyone has no leeway. The volume of work needs to be adjusted.
Kaoruko Magane, head of the psychiatric division at Sanraku Hospital in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward, which is run by the Mutual Aid Association for Tokyo Metropolitan Teachers and Officials. About 5,200 teachers at public schools in Japan took sick leave due to mental illness in the 2011 academic year, according to the Education Ministry. (Mainichi Daily News)