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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.



Need to get away? Want some solitude? Would you like to be left alone?

How about a challenge to ‘crack’ the impossible?

The National Education Examination Authority (NEEA) under the Ministry of Education, has a job for you IF you know how to write test questions.

The director of the NEEA says it will be impossible to steal questions from this year’s college entrance exams.

Here’s why:

1. Anyone who steals, discloses or buys exam papers will be sentenced to up to seven years behind bars.

2. Exam papers are currently being written.

3. Professors and teachers writing the questions are “confined” in certain places during the exam conception phase.

4. The test writers hand over their cell phones.

5. The test writers hand over their computers.

6. AFTER the test is written, the test writers will be “confined” for a further 30 to 40 days for the sake of confidentiality.

7. The printing, transport, and distribution of the exam papers are monitored.

The National College Entrance Exam is the only chance for high school students to get access to higher education. Last year 2.6 million of 9.5 million students got in.

Last year 3,000 students were found cheating by using their cell phones or other high-tech gadgets.

It seems to me if a student is smart enough to cheat this “impossible” situation, they might be smart enough to pass the test…with a bit of study, of course.

What suggestions do you have to sink this ‘impossible’ Titanic?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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