13 Jul 2020
Adults must listen to student voices against authoritarianism in schools rather than attempt to censor them, an education expert says. All stakeholders should join in fighting the deep-rooted problems to make the students’ voices louder.
3 Nov 2016
Winter is coming but a school in the northeastern province of Buriram has banned colourful coats during Thailand’s mourning period. On 3 November 2016, Somsak Taemsoaksoong, the principal of Nangrong School announced in an assembly that only black, grey and white coats were allowed and colourful coats would be confiscated, reported Khaosod English. “Government officials [like our school staff] have to wear black for
3 Sep 2014
Two months after the coup d’état in May, the Thai junta vowed to reform the Thai education system, which is one of the worst in the region. But instead of paying attention to structural problems, the junta’s policy for the Ministry of Education aims to focus on indefinable ‘merit’ and more nationalistic history classes.
20 Nov 2013
Netiwit Chotipatpaisal, a M.5 student who has led a national campaign against compulsory haircuts in school since last year, has rejected his nomination for a National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) award, stating that he doubts whether the NHRC really takes the human rights issues seriously.