The Japanese have a philosophy of continuous quality improvement called "kaizen," which they apply to many areas of their life. Kaizen is the idea that one does not need to wait for something to be broken in order to fix it. Rather, one should always look for opportunities to improve upon current processes, making things incrementally better as time passes. This drive for continuous improvement can apply to our educational system; we can constantly strive to make things better, to reevaluate how we do things, to look at the results we are achieving, and to take steps to improve things incrementally. With the Kaizen mindset, problems that are identified become opportunities to improve.