WOW They still have this problem! Sad to say it but their principal/director/superintendent/head master just doesn't get it. When you even bring up the issue of teacher turnover they just respond with "that does not affect me or concern us." Probably because they know someone will always be there to fill the needs and teach there. I am actually surprised that I only found one thread, AND that again in their second year there is visa problems?!?! wrong visas! the need to have your passport! no international framework! I am surprised though about the comment about Jody, she was the one who would stand up for the rights of foreign staff - even those not in her department!
My "supervisor" barely spoke English, the principal has NO bachelor degree in Education - just a masters degree which any smart person would know means they never learned coined phrases that are important to a school like "age appropriate" or better yet SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!
I was physically harmed by the head of my department!! Lucky for them, it was not caught on film because of where they were standing.
HFM, Measles, Chicken Pox run rampant and the pool was always closed due to contagious diseases.
Curriculum NOT suited for the students there who are NOT American and CANNOT relate to texts! Oh and the entrance exams are a joke. Admitting students with ZERO English and expecting teachers to give them grades they didn't earn because the work is all in English and they understand NOTHING.
Chinese teachers who are MORONS and don't know how to teach, have NO classroom management skills, and think a teacher is just supposed to be their friend and let them do whatever they want.
Parents are finally getting upset at the turnover rate, and the amount of teachers their students have had in such a short time that the school has been open! I just hope they become brave enough to speak up to the school rather than to their child's former teachers. We can't do anything about it, but parents can if they would just stick up for their kids!!