This topic came up in a discussion about ways to improve the English language teaching situation for all parties (students, parents, teachers, schools, etc.)
The idea was that if the government were to fund the development of a legitimate accreditation system for private foreign language teaching schools (namely buxiban, but could include a wider definition), this could then create a way to help more legitimate schools stand out for striving to offer quality education. In turn, parents and students would be reassured there money is being well spent and they are receiving decent language education. The school would be able to attract quality teachers, and the teachers would have confidence in teaching for a professional language school.
At the same time, the accreditation system doesn’t need to be mandatory, so businesses that feel they don’t need it, or simply can’t afford it would still be able to operate, but they would be offering a different type of service to a different type of customer.
Obviously, there would be a myriad of challenges to getting something like this going, both technically and culturally.
I’m sure this idea has been kicked around many a times before. Interested to hear others’ thoughts on this