In this study, we applied the Mahalanobis-Taguchi System (MTS) to assess the problem of school closure. Therefore, this study hopes, through risk assessment, to identify schools that may be suffering from poor management. We found that more than half of the private schools that we studied may face bankruptcy. This is a very serious discovery, so we further analyzed the findings. At present, only six of the 22 existing schools are operating normally; four schools are in the mild category (25%), six schools are moderate (50%), four schools are moderately severe (75%), and two schools are severe (100%), and have been closed. We also found that several things happen when private schools may face bankruptcy. First, the school will give priority to not hiring part-time teachers, followed by staff, thereby reducing expenditures and maintaining operations. When the above policies are implemented, the management is not good. It then becomes necessary to reduce the number of full-time teachers, and finally reduce the number of classes, creating a vicious cycle. Finally, the school will face bankruptcy
Mahalanobis-Taguchi System (MTS); Predicting School Closure; Mahalanobis Distance (MD), School Closures.
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Fu-Hsiang Kuo. (2019) Applying the Mahalanobis Model to Predicting School Closures: An Example of Taipei City. International Journal of Education and Learning Systems, 4, 66-79
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