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30K cap. What is this?


Jimjim1968

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Not heard that...but for all practical purposes that average salary is not much higher than that anyway. With agencies taking a bigger cut of the school hire business and schools themselves demanding more and more for your 8 to 4 shift ,weekend camps, speech competitions, etc etc the effective hourly wage has been declining especially for new teachers.

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There was a news article here related to this a few weeks ago. Not capped mind you but reducing the number of native speakers training thais and hiring more from the Philippines to reduce costs.

Good let them...with salaries for NES teachers running 50% higher in Vietnam...makes the decision all that much easier.

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Native speaker English teachers in Indonesia, working for English First are on around U$720.00 per month.

However, they normally pay all return air fares and fees, and supply subsidised accommodation. Salaries increase if you stay at the same school, or back to square 1 if you change schools within the same company.

Thailand is the only ASEAN country which does not pay fares and other costs.

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Yes, they may be looking to reducing the number of foreign teachers from UK, America etc, so they may cap salaries in the future to 30k as stated. This was bought about by the recent discovery that many teachers working here without correct papers, qualifications and were far from professional etc.

I guess you couldn't argue with them given the quality of expat teachers in Thailand.

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Yes, they may be looking to reducing the number of foreign teachers from UK, America etc, so they may cap salaries in the future to 30k as stated. This was bought about by the recent discovery that many teachers working here without correct papers, qualifications and were far from professional etc.

I guess you couldn't argue with them given the quality of expat teachers in Thailand.

Recent discovery? As you must know, when you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. It has been a matter of not having the budgets and/or willingness to lure professional teachers from Native English Speaking countries which of course leads to all the rest. You simply put, as with any business, get what you pay for.

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Yes, they may be looking to reducing the number of foreign teachers from UK, America etc, so they may cap salaries in the future to 30k as stated. This was bought about by the recent discovery that many teachers working here without correct papers, qualifications and were far from professional etc.

I guess you couldn't argue with them given the quality of expat teachers in Thailand.

Could you show me some evidence to back up you claim about the quality of teachers?

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Once again its "Ready, Fire, Aim" strategy at work..... the correlation between education standards and Future Wealth prospects of a nation is a direct linkage. In recent PISA evaluations Thailand came in rank 47 of about 67 nations with Singapore and Vietnam talking very high positions....Thailand needs to focus on increasing teaching standards and giving its youth a real chance of growing and achieving... setting limits on numbers of foreign teachers or their salary cap does nothing to increase the teaching standards in the country; arguably it diminishes the teaching standards in fact. I am 100% bought in on the notion that if there are enough high quality Thai based teachers then the need for foreign teachers is not there however Thailand is a long way away from that scenario and will continue to be in that position for many years ......

Its is these presumptive/ ill thought strategies that Thailand seems to frequently engage in that hurts it as a nation...... limiting the foreign teacher numbers or capping salaries is short sighted and bound to have repercussions......

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For some reason Thailand is not serious about its students learning PROPER english They will be left in the dust as other ASIAN members gear up for serious English

I never understood why except for fear that english understanding will result in people knowing better what is going on in the world

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I can't imagine this being true.

That's fractionally more than the monthly housing allowance at my school. Not a single teacher would remain should salaries be capped at 30k.

Indeed. This would close every international school in the country overnight. An unlikely prospect.

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Yes, they may be looking to reducing the number of foreign teachers from UK, America etc, so they may cap salaries in the future to 30k as stated. This was bought about by the recent discovery that many teachers working here without correct papers, qualifications and were far from professional etc.

I guess you couldn't argue with them given the quality of expat teachers in Thailand.

Could you show me some evidence to back up you claim about the quality of teachers?

Thailand has some of the worst PISA scores in the region, and declining further seems to be the trend. Teachers working here are part of that, as much as people would like to deny it.

What evidence are you looking for in specific? It's long been a nation where people work illegally without the proper paperwork. Do you expect someone to post up a specific number of individuals?

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