Bitter pills to swallow

“One tablet per child” has been the new government of Thailand’s promise. Yes a tablet computer for all children starting school. Political publicity mainly. More and more money is spent on education with poorer and poorer results. Teachers are being paid more but performance has not followed suit which is slightly depressing for my future pay prospects. The Economist summarises: “Giving every child a tablet computer is a nice gimmick, but it is unlikely to be the key to educational excellence.” The fact that higher teacher pay is not seen as a way forward is an even bitterer pill to swallow.

The original article here: http://www.economist.com/node/21556940

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