The Education Ministry's controversial plan to close small schools and merge them with larger ones has been in the headlines since Education Minister Phongthep Thepkanchana urged the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) to speed up the process. Chatchawan Thongdeelert, secretary-general of the Thai Alternative Education Council Association (Taeca), a nongovernmental organisation and a key opponent of the plan, discussed why he thinks the plan ignores key issues.
ANOTHER OPTION: Chatchawan Thongdeelert.
I have seen you at the ministry every time it has discussed the school merger plan. Why?
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