Thai reforms failing to reach needy

Priority has been given to raising education standards and in particular English language skills. But the push to equip the country with an English-speaking workforce has exposed worrying trends. While demand from urban middle class parents for English-medium schooling for their children is fuelling a boom in “international schools”, in rural areas the state education system is under-resourced and failing to deliver adequate English-language classes. Guardian Weekly, 22 November, 2001. Read this article.

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