Teachers walk a razor's edge

Postbox letter from john doe

Most teachers are working in Thailand illegally. The reason for this is simple - most agents or schools don't provide costly work permits.


You are so confused

Postbox letter from David

your letter infuriated me to such a degree that I feel I must respond. You bring up numerous points of contention that I feel must be addressed.


Sweet spastic, silly swarms

Back in Korea again

Korea was the same as when I left it. New swarms of hagwons proliferated like rabbits on viagra and cheap wine. Every street twinkled with the latest corporate offspring – doe-eyed upstarts of whatever educational franchise chain. Small, independent, family owned schools struggled to compete; while saturating the nation themselves oblivious to supply and demand.


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