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ordeal of everything that has been explored. recently c.c.t.v. footage emerged of a teacher violently beating a young child in one of bangkok's most prestigious schools it wasn't the only case . t. hen was up in non-decreasing no one thought they'd walk off. what had been. you know long at. how do it be. now students are taking to the streets to protest against the system they say fails to protect them. want to one investigates what's really going on inside. and the scandals that have shocked the nation.
a series of incidents that took place inside this school exposed a culture of violence in thailand's classrooms. is a prestigious private school in bangkok for kids aged from 2 to 18. the school's enormous grounds are home to more than 4000 students. what's been happening inside its classrooms has damaged the school's growing reputation. rob and her husband with became concerned a few months after their son started attending to him because there. are no i'm he only one name and i hung. harlem key number my i when i don't hang on and i want. worse was to
come they heard their 4 year old son had been hit in class by his teacher gone on them we got to meet been good to have known not all who are. who are on our. northern line. but why don't the. other parents like to turn on what also alarmed at how their children were behaving after attending the school. their homework on time from time to their. mayor what. unfair their lawyer. $200.00 parents met the school administration to demand an explanation. who was now called out. when where would i. be. made today when we got the.
gun did it. go by window what we began thinking. but the parents didn't believe them the school had installed c.c.t.v. cameras in classrooms so the parents asked to see the footage. loud on how many. of them come up how they work on who had the car. my car cong. the look i make of hawk on my little bit i see is he revealed he. eventually the school was forced to provide access to the footage child which serves father was horrified by what he saw here it was tangible proof his son was being physically abused by a teacher in front of other staff. they have someone who had a bomb technical and undermining on the part of what happened. in accord i mean i think i. will say that i don't want to have that.
pool is again i don't wanna. know what. i mean how many people who along with when i think you may call a yeah. and it was an only child with son who was abused or hit by the teacher. who will be here in 5. who's a theatre i go to court and watch my then open what if you don't let me out i court i don't know not or no i. the c.c.t.v. footage shows widespread abuse from throwing kids across rooms covering their heads with plastic bags as punishment and banging the heads of 4 year old children against tables the parents showed the footage to the police and the teacher captured on c.c.t.v. hitting children was arrested and charged with assault soon afterwards the video was posted on facebook and quickly went viral it was public outrage many parents
wanted to know how this could happen we contacted cyrus and we take roger prick school for an interview but they denied our request when the school's owner people nyungar man was questioned about the incident on thai television he accused the parents of being out for money. they get nearly. die fan belt was not. good but and people refused to accept any responsibility. not. yet nearly and you are doing fine but they look c like. i'm like one. couple who think it won't help me right now. but maybe. but the school has
a serious case to answer the ministry of education's regulations only allow warning suspension and great deduction as punishment for students. lawyer runaround cowpat was paying close attention to the case he had planned to send his son to the same school and new one of the parents whose child had been hit in class when he saw the c.c.t.v. footage he said he had to act. and i want to buy another one or maybe i. got. the parents from the group to put pressure on the school and they asked runaround for advice he proposed taking legal action and offered his services pro bono but he wasn't sure if they'd go ahead. and never think. the only way now.
that might be a. hawk. the sara site parents group decided to make a stand. covering tom cruise yak could be. keep had minor key how he can't talk at all but had higher. up in law who if he didn't come like and me been hacked and who backed one who don't lie are they are i now call my only on our farm and crew look at how mining i really like hockey while only in cuba can you have that one can like to have only an r. my laptop buying not have leverage on me one was made up of that at all and in reality the motherland ignored a my alma 2 and ignorant on. my on behalf of the parents runaround filed charges of physical abuse illegal detention and child abuse against staff and
a separate complaint against the school. the teacher in this is the t.v. footage is on my blog brung or teacher job at 1st she denied any wrongdoing in the classroom but when confronted with this video evidence she finally confessed saying it was down to extreme pressure on what michael would have done come to pick that man come up bloody hell call mommy my. man let me how while i calculate how man i'm glad that you're trying high that me do. like that man not how come up a lot. joan was convicted of assault and sentenced to 6 and a half months in prison but her behavior wasn't the only problem. i think it's only in my heart how i had a hard time why one honey at any crew thinking hey only gets hold of one of you i must. quote all men my doctor all my top cap was watch my.
blood on my thumb up and courteney. when corporeally and. wasn't the only teacher at cyrus out without proper qualifications but as the parents' lawyer explains this is allowed on the tile all the things that are called the must on that one what i mean what people mean by a reactor or that. made me. react. and i'll go like what do you mean by riad progress or has i think i'm your when i am. as the cases of abuse in sarasota rajapakse school hit the headlines police found that 13 teachers in assistance were involved in at least $36.00 incidents meanwhile the teachers council of thailand launched an investigation discovering that less than a quarter of the staff had teaching licenses. i os apart from the ministry how this could happen. by
supes or began to give our daughter we're not a level course all in one. dependent who to a who maybe. are you time going on one i recall when. my regular walk to do work was a no. who. are going to be married to mr cool enough to do need to eat out on. my p.c. . is it the responsibility of the education ministry to deal with the schools that have abusive teachers. got me. in. that 6 months after the crimes were 1st reported the ministry has failed to take
any significant action against the school why has the thai education system failed its students. hall. who will die from dying 101 it was a lot to me. in the ministry insists that what happened. is not representative of thailand's education system. you know in him that i don't know who. you were noble but you can tell me what. the ministry gets disagree. abuse is widespread in schools and they have taken their case on to the
streets. ringback you know what i don't want to but what they want a little bit more than even the limits i mean. they call themselves the bad student group school students from all over thailand who are campaigning for education reforms. today i'm meeting with one of their members. to find out more about their grievances. when diana hauled out. the. beat up be but you know. what well. i don't hold the dominate and he got to have the will i would he. says he used to think frequent physical punishment was to be expected in schools.
but i want to know more i thought like on. top of that they gave it up i'm going to help you be. the bad student group says that the extensive use of physical punishment is about instilling a sense education with suffocating rules on everything from what they wear to the length of the head. on hold. on how many how i'm going to. think. how it. was a guy who by the hallway had gone home that holiday to one of those who want to yammer anything. these draconian rules can cause serious harm. could mean i would open up my to more politics are like what i was like i think you read.
introduces me to benjamin horne point one of the founders of the bad student group she oversees the group's facebook page to coordinate protests and call for forms the group also post videos recorded by students in classrooms across the country. holly had a hot come to a t. live look there are young and basically got hooked on the soon on the net who was a me i had him they can be. create to. guide of me and by yes head that my oh my oh my mind have bangle i had fun food let me got. ha yeah hey nick oh my you not hall who had it all my you not whole lot. call me young and come for tea. while i. ploy believes that physical punishments reflect thailand's educational culture. seung
sahn thought he lenya on. something got to be a. poor meet that. little nazi t.s.a. popcorn at lee and loud i. look at. you. and she says it's not just school videos that show oppression the evidence is in plain sight. who were not here. not saying. thank. you and more more c.d.o. psych up all how to get around to one. gun. one of thailand's most respected academics dr pumps or to run the greens. the 1st kind of
authoritarian and so have it in a classroom because a classroom is where they have to they have to be deferential they don't ask questions. they're being. not robots but. in a way. so what is to be done according to point reform a start at the top of the ministry. playing that song has its own make us also take on your. wow on me my whole and i do have. been. made a captain have been. substantially. to educate. education is to get the largest chunk of the of the national budget. some 20 percent and a lot of the money goes through the bureaucracy ending
a lot of the the misspent inefficiently all recreated the way. in. hope i'm on call phone or pioneer set up somewhere in iraq well i suitably and resolved to hire. cotton to you and now i have. my. thank you scotland the lottery and. really. only what i learn how to read and who has a free attack going to your. however the ministry me there are issues with the quality of teachers to be addressed. in the book keeping the mic out course all left out potty nina. regardless of outside a. doctor . from my head on university has been studying thailand's education system.
she believes that the problems are rooted in how teachers have traditionally been trained. violence in the classroom. for example has been tired of tied to conditions and for a long time it's officially banned in 2000 when you go in talk to teachers they do would mentally say or do you practice. because that then gets the most effective way to kind of stop a behavior that is under sire. dr roger out-i is trying to reform teacher training. there are teachers who are radical believe have to change today just don't know how to test training is. they need a different way of endangered. and they need to develop a community does teach us. to get
a teacher's view on training i meet funny dobra cancun a primary teacher at a government school. will not be likely at being elaborate me on how well what i had. done when connie let me take on and be that. polite it all lacked and he did it well and even honey how. but she says the government offers little support for retraining teachers. that don't meet that. they lack role. but i'm not who he may climb up he taught me how you young. and how i can help and i like it i. dr archer ordered high invited ronny deila to join a trial training session you don't diversity to introduce new teaching methods.
teachers as. an authority and naturally stand in front of the classroom. we deliver what students should know. we want to be able to change things dynamic so that students are so care and students so. active. participants. the training methods developed here focus not on enforcing rules but on empathy with the students. and. teach the. only animal got that all the magic you know we lack. because this is my life. now my life. all these things muscle. up and being called have no money. including
the intelligence on the fact that he says he only had money at the last loud hike up that he don't have to love finding a home and i think of one that you know they love fund it not to get it. these new teaching methods might have helped the teachers that sort of manage their classrooms without resorting to physical punishment. after a lawyer runaround cowpat filed a case for the parents of $26.00 students the court order of the school to pay compensation. but not all of the parents accepted the result. now mark one couple who could be moved don't. qualify. but as one who got. i thought by what i got i got. that one from what i found. these parents say their to larger payout would send
a powerful message to the school. on how my time could get lonely and that. didn't. need. my love all blank how my long courtly in that. time and the. other thing i have. a. child with and pretend on whose sons were both abused at the school or among those continuing to fight for more compensation. got to me. only. that. i'm
a parent myself and every week i take my daughter to school and leave her in the care teachers so far i've had no problems but not every parent in thailand can say the same thing and that's what. i think the education authorities they. willing to really prove up and pick the schools to account because they have a lot of power of course they have a lot of money to start this one example it is the tip of the ice. and problems are exacerbated when private schools like. unlike state control public schools can employ inadequately trained teachers. well we're. going to. use all we have to bring. up with. these promised reforms may not come fast enough for the parents and kids on the front
line according to dr to. the thai education system is notoriously slow to change. is a creature and i think we look at the size of the student. you look at the rituals they have to go through all the national anthem singing them singing and so on and it's almost as though the tide occasion. at the grassroots has really moved forward you know. i don't know. thank. god mainly and. in the meantime chon with and his family have voted with their feet. has started at a new school and they hope that service on raja group will soon become just a bad memory they continue to pursue their legal case hopefully that shining a light on the abuse their son suffered would send
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