You can't fail students in Thailand

Postbox letter from Bobby

In the end, we're all stuck in the same circus anyway, and we're all exactly the same clowns.


Teachers that make me angry

Postbox letter from Peter

One thing that I find very annoying is listening to teachers who no matter what is expected of them, keep failing to use their common sense and preparing things in advance.


Everyone will pass!

Postbox letter from Roy

I’ve been teaching here a little over twenty years and have heard students say they don’t care if they fail because they know they will still pass.


No thank you U-NET

The latest brainwave from NIETS

Not content with creating incomprehensible, inaccurate and often absurd examination questions for primary and secondary school students, NIETS are now planning a standardized exam for all students finishing university


It's that time of year again

Postbox letter from Bryan W

It's final exam time; And not just any old final exams, but end of year/graduation exams. Such a wonderful time for a teacher


Dear NIETS

An open letter to The National Institute of Education Testing Service

I had hoped to send this letter to you directly but I suspect your offices are besieged by angry protestors, frustrated with corruption and incompetency. So it seemed a better idea to write you an open letter. I am writing this in the hope that this year's O-NET (Ordinary National Educational Test) examinations will better assess the Mathayom 6 students than previous efforts have done.


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