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Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

One year after the collapse, what are your thoughts on Nova Corp.?


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Kumiko Nagaura
Volunteer
I enjoyed Nova. I won't study there now because I don't know the system. I also don't know if it's better or not now. I take private lessons now and I can go at my own pace.

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Taisei Narukawa
Student, 7
I don't really miss Nova. The classes were big and sometimes the other kids didn't want to work. I have a private teacher now, so I still study English. It's fun.


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Andrew Smallacombe
Teacher, 36 (Aussie)
Cowboy CEOs ran the firm into the ground. I hope that (ex-Nova boss Nozomu) Sahashi gets what he deserves. Five years in jail would be suitable punishment.


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Arisa Yagi
Assoc. professor, 47
Many years ago, Nova was really good. There were three students per class, instructors were skilled and the schedule was flexible. I miss the teachers and the lessons.

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Etsuko Akaike
Care worker
I feel that Sahashi betrayed the students. My friend rejoined Nova this year, but she said that the system's not very good. There aren't enough teachers or classes.


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Keith Paton (U.S.)
English teacher, 32
I've heard that students have difficulty booking lessons, sometimes waiting for weeks. They have trouble recruiting teachers because they have a bad reputation.



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