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Government schools free?

Discussion in 'Schools you want to talk about' started by GanDoonToonPet, 14 Apr 2014.

  1. GanDoonToonPet

    GanDoonToonPet Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Here are the expenses at my son's new government school in Thonburi. These are excluding textbooks, transport & etc.

    Good value?
     
  2. tiredtony

    tiredtony Well-Known Member

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    Why pay for someone to teach him English? Have you seen the state of some of the teachers here? :hilarious:

    And no, not good value.
     
  3. Mister T

    Mister T Retired, fat and happy

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    At least they itemize it a bit so it doesn't look like it is director tea money.
     
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  4. NODIIT

    NODIIT Well-Known Member

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    We pay 2000 bahts per semester (+ uniforms) for a private local school with standards a little above the local government school.
    I let you compare :wai3:
     
  5. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    About 1,200 THB per semester. Mattayom 5 Math/ Sci.
     
  6. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    The price of Government Schools would appear irrelevant. Most students attend tutorial school classes. This complicates the whole picture. Not that I'm complaining

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    the use of capitals.....
     
  7. JasonBowser

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    Every thing is all right but in my personal opinion I am thinking that for English you are giving too much.
     
  8. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    Everything is alright, but you seem to believe that 400 baht for a foreign English teacher is too much?

    You do not seem to know much about Thai schools and where the money for foreign teacher’s coming from.

    That’s about the amount of money we pay when we eat out once. ( With wife and son).

    Example: Take 500 students times 800 baht (for two terms) and you come to a sum of 400,000 baht.

    Take an average of 35 students per class and one foreign teacher would already have 14.2 contact hours.

    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this amount of money, if the foreign teacher’s an experienced NES teacher.

    Of course would I not pay this amount for an Asian foreign teacher who can hardly speak in English.

    OP, is the school a so called “World Class Standard School?” I don't really get the "Support teacher???" What's he, or she supporting? The director, perhaps?

    I've worked at two schools where the students had Chinese lessons, but I've never ever met a student who could speak some Chinese. It's usually only an hour per week.

    That's expensive, because the Chinese teachers get a salary from China (only well assorted people are allowed to leave for Thailand) and they receive a salary from the schools as well.

    Some of these Chinese teachers are much better in English than their Filipino counterparts and some basically have a higher income than many NES teachers.

    Niehau Maa.

    That's indeed wasted money.
     
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  9. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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  10. GanDoonToonPet

    GanDoonToonPet Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    He's just graduated G9 with flying colours. He wanted to be a teacher but dreaded the thought of spending G10-G12 in a class full of rich idiots, just biding their time; then there's the 4 years at uni...

    He wanted to drop out & go to college this year to learn how to build / fix tablets & laptops @ 20k per year tuition. After that he'd open up a shop in the market...

    I told his mother that he'd be better off studying plumbing / refrigeration (air con) as that's where the big money is / will be in the future; for tradesmen.

    No good learning how to fix tablets. It looks hard but is very easy to learn so everyone can do it & open a shop. Unless he wants to specialise. I took my Acer tablet to numerous shops only to be told 'mai dai. Only Ipad / Samsung'; maybe there's a market there.

    I was prepared to pay the fees for both courses but back to school he went, with 5k in his pocket to pay the Director...
     
  11. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    Please do me a favor and make all that he's not going to one of these government colleges. Our son is "studying electronics" for two years now and doesn't know anything about it. No more to add.
     
  12. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    summed up working in an international school
     
  13. po3try

    po3try Well-Known Member

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    the rich idiots don't make it to G12. No one passes IB based on income.
     
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