The very long list of jobs is an indication that, by in large, Thai government schools are NOT interested in the welfare of their students. If the group of people who run the system did it properly there would not be so many openings listed. The very long list is an indication that farangs can not stay at a school because the adminstration treats them so poorly. Certainly there are exceptions to this, but what I have written is generally true. Farangs are present in Thai schools for for the same reason people paint their houses - for show. Any farang who is seriously interested in helping in the schools is considered a threat to those corrupt teachers and administrators who gain much financially and seeming think about little else. The betterment of students is certainly on the bottom of their list. So much for education which could help Thailand in the future. Sad
Ajarn.com replies - I think you're losing sight of the status quo. The long list of job ads on ajarn.com - which happens every May and June - is because it's the start of the new school term and schools of all kinds, not just government schools, need teachers. And there aren't enough decent teachers to go round. OK, there will always be a percentage of schools who are changing teachers for the sheer sake of it, but in many cases, there are teachers - particularly the younger generation - who never intended to work here beyond a year or maybe two and they are returning home or possibly moving on to another country. Then there are the teachers leaving because they fancy a change of scenery and those teachers who are simply calling it a day and retiring or doing something else. There are lots of different folks out there.