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  • Dec 22, 2014
  • Updated: 6:23am

Against priority plea

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 November, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 November, 2001, 12:00am

As a parent of a child affected by the sudden closure of the Canadian Overseas International College, I could not agree more with the letter headlined 'Bankrupt school's children cannot be put on top of waiting list' (South China Morning Post, October 31).

Being from overseas I am in a position of having little choice with the options for my child's education. She does not speak Cantonese, therefore an international school is our only option.

However, Chinese parents, by choosing an international school are, in effect, showing their dissatisfaction with the present education system as administered by the Education Department.

To run crying and bleating to the department (the very system they have chosen to abandon) when the system of their choice fails, seems rather childish to me.

Their loyalties were made quite clear when they chose an international school over their own state-run system.

Do they truly believe that the system owes them anything?



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