Boycott 'will not work'
Joshua Wong Chi-fung, the convenor of Scholarism, said the teachers' union's call on educators to stay away from classes in September in protest at a new national-education curriculum has little support.
'No one wants to boycott lessons,' he said.
Yet he also expressed dismay at Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's statement that the national education programme has gained wide public support.
'The government is stamping on public opinion. What she [Lam] said is unbelievable,' he said.
Many schools have decided not to introduce the subject, which could be used for 'brainwashing'.
The Professional Teachers' Union has passed a resolution urging teachers to boycott classes on September 3, if the government doesn't withdraw the subject.