A change ain't gonna come
The majority of Thai educators are resistant to change. The Government is pouring bhat after bhat into improving the Thais ability to speak English, but it is not happening much because Thais are resistant to change and there are some farangs who are not serious about teaching in Thailand. Of the sincere farangs, they must deal with unneccessary amounts of dysfunctional behavior from Thai educators. Sure there are some Thai educators who are serious, but they are overpowered bny directors who will not let change happen. Farangs don't know everything about education, but nor do Thais.
Twice I have tried an honest and polite approach to teaching English, but to no good avail. I have asked for information about the school but told that little would come until the start of school. Asked politely for information to help me prepare for a good year but this was denied me and other teachers. We were occasionally asked for our opinion about matters of English, only to be told that "Sabai Sabai" is the way of the school. This means that nothing will change. I have even been told by a Thai teacher that I don't know English, even though it is my first language and I have a BA from a university in the USA. If many Thai educators are fine with Thai English, why is so much money being spent having Native English Speakers teach? It is just a matter of people, farangs and Thais making money from poor Thai tax payers? It's pretty sad.