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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    English Schools Foundation happy to let market forces dictate

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com ESF happy to let market forces dictate A while ago, I asked a permanent secretary for education why the government should phase out funding for ESF schools when both locals and expatriates attend them. There is, after all, the English Schools Foundation mandate to provide affordable education to those who can't integrate into the local Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517425/english-schools-foundation-happy-let-market-forces-dictate
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong government should redirect ESF subsidy to 'ethnic-minority' schools

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... The annual HK$283 million the government will save when it cuts funding to the English Schools Foundation should be redirected to those 31 schools. Massive resources will then go to those schools ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Give ESF subsidy to 'minority' schools I am not one for political correctness. But we should stop labelling non-Chinese students born in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1520124/hong-kong-government-should-redirect-esf-subsidy-ethnic
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong pan-democrats seek to politicise city's schools

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Pan-dems seek to politicise our schools Outflanked by Beijing, the pan-democrats now want to send our children to the trenches. The latest plans are for university students to boycott classes from September 22 and those in secondary schools to go on a one-day strike on September 26. But don't boycotts usually target activities that would hurt the enemy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592621/hong-kong-pan-democrats-seek-politicise-citys-schools
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A lesson for the pig-headed bureaucrats

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The government says it wants Hong Kong to be an education hub and a world city but it simply refuses to consider simple changes to its school subsidy policy that would go a long way towards achieving those goals. Admission to international and English Schools Foundation schools is highly competitive. Even if you secure a place, high tuition fees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1227070/lesson-pig-headed-bureaucrats
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Coming to terms with our sense of belonging

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... just wouldn't take her answer of being "from Canada" as final. One of her great regrets in life was that she spoke English with a heavy accent. Kammerer has no problem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593429/coming-terms-our-sense-belonging
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong becoming a protectionist society?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... officials, who are putting their children in direct-subsidy, international and private schools. The middle, upper and ruling classes have hijacked the education system, making sure their children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1589647/hong-kong-becoming-protectionist-society
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Trolls highlight the dark underbelly of the internet

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by Hari Kumar

    ... faced were even worse. A troll messaged the details of her teenage daughter's name, class and school as a warning. Most of these threats are seen as just pranks. But the tragic results ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574445/trolls-highlight-dark-underbelly-internet
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    An obvious way to integrate schools

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com An obvious way to integrate schools Hong Kong's equality chief wants to end schools for minorities. But hasn't our archaic and racist Education Bureau done so already with its treatment of the English Schools Foundation? The bureau has recently announced it will phase out subsidies to ESF schools, in effect privatising them. These subsidised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1298195/obvious-way-integrate-schools
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's women's rights body appears to have lost its way

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... with other like-minded organisations achieving progress in areas such as after-school child care to help working mothers. Some NGOs working on women's issues are also critical and someone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570835/hong-kongs-womens-rights-body-appears-have-lost-its-way
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Education Bureau effectively killing off St Margaret's Girls' College

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Heartless bureaucrats killing a school The Education Bureau would rather kill a successful school than take extra steps to save it. In doing so, they have insisted on bureaucratic rules and procedures to make themselves look blameless and impartial. But in trying to absolve themselves of any responsibility for the predicament the school faces, they make themselves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556744/education-bureau-effectively-killing-st-margarets-girls

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