So the "Dwang has finally hit the fan", and there is a shortage of qualified teachers in Thailand, so much so that some agencies have to hire people to look for unqualified teachers in Khao San Road. And I wonder why many government schools are not looking for full time foreign teachers anymore but prefer to pay them by the hour. Things are looking desperate hey! We turned away all our good teachers that were passionate about teaching, because 40,000 was too expensive. We turned away all the experienced teachers that were over 50 that were prepared to work for 30,000, because they were considered too old.
And what are we left with? Many under qualified teachers that are only here for the “beer money” that are turning “fun learning classes” into some of the best circuses in Asia.”Hooray”. What are our desperate parents to do? Send the kids to language centres, so they can at least get some decent education from qualified and passionate teachers who have had a gut full of agencies.