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tacocat  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Don't piss off school teachers... they'll come for your dumb ass!

Goddamn this pisses me off:

One lady in that video is moving to China to teach because she thinks they value educators there. My brother told me I should do it because he heard you can make six figures teaching English there. No thanks, I like wi-fi and flush toilets.

And this girl is excited to get a forty year old textbook because some country douchebag had it in 1982.

I'm glad they're doing something but if the legislature is content to cancel Friday for schools rather than fund them it's going to be an uphill battle

goobster  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Got a good friend (American) who has been a teacher in China for more than 5 years now. It's a good gig, and China is a modern country in all respects. Fortunately, he has been able to travel extensively within the country, and experience a lot of what the country has to offer.

tacocat  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There are a lot of teaching opportunities in rural China. Thus the wifi and toilet comment. Having no qualifications outside of a bachelor's I'd probably end up working on the finer points of pronouncing "rice paddy" a lot