While I was a weekly columnist at the Bangkok Post, it used to frustrate me how some stories never seemed to make it into print. A number of police crackdowns had taken place at various schools in Thailand, resulting in the arrest of several foreign teachers for fake degrees. With this article, I tried to explain the complexity of the situation and bring to light that Thai recruitment agencies were left untouched.
Unfortunately, my editor refused to print this article. His rationale was that there was already too many negative stereotype about foreign teachers, and he did not want to contribute any more to this perception. Should this article have been printed or not? You can read it and decide.