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A seemingly routine social science exam paper ignited a firestorm of controversy across Thailand, leaving citizens and educators alike questioning the boundaries of academic freedom. The exam, which tasks students with discussing contentious issues ranging from Thai society and the monarchy to the commercialisation of Buddhism, thrust Wat That Thong High School into the spotlight. … …

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Not surprised the government would be quick to shut this down. Heaven frbid Thais were taught to think for themselves and/or challenge the status quo. That could lead to something REALLY dangerous like democracy.

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4 hours ago, ChrisS said:

Not surprised the government would be quick to shut this down. Heaven frbid Thais were taught to think for themselves and/or challenge the status quo. That could lead to something REALLY dangerous like democracy.

It really is the worst part of Thai society 

 

The abject stifling of any curiousty 

 

And it hamstrings so many Thai people and puts them at a massive disadvantage to others in the world

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Just how the human crap in charge like it.

I for one would line them all up and enjoy every second of their deaths.

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“Children shouldn’t just regurgitate facts, they should learn to analyse and compare.”

People that have learned to think for themselves - a terrifying concept for not just politicians everywhere, and not just Thailand.

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