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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

    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
  4. 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
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ageing Hong Kong pan-democratic politicians seek to influence the West on political reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Prima donnas seek to influence the West Beijing has it all wrong. It's not really foreigners who are trying to interfere in our internal affairs. It's a few pan-democratic prima donnas who are trying to influence the foreign policies of a few English-speaking countries vis-à-vis Hong Kong and to internationalise our fight over universal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557716/ageing-hong-kong-pan-democratic-politicians-seek-influence
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Government haste in handing reform report to NPC could backfire

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by Alex Lo

    ... are out of school. This is a movement that needs to fill its ranks with as many young people as possible to give it a veneer of youthful participation and legitimacy as a shield against criticism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553469/government-haste-handing-reform-report-npc-could-backfire
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong pan-democrats take on censorious and dogmatic attitude

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by Alex Lo

    ... or even discussed in schools. It's the same parent concern group from the fight against national education. As before, it is encouraging others to rat on any unwitting school that tries to do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552343/hong-kong-pan-democrats-take-censorious-and-dogmatic
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How Hong Kong's propertied class found favour with the government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by Alex Lo

    ... at least the government was honest about it in the second part. In plain English, it meant it could make far more money selling the land than building public flats. Under the two post-handover ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551472/how-hong-kongs-propertied-class-found-favour-government
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Archbishop Kwong is quite right: Sometimes silence speaks the loudest

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by Alex Lo

    ... blog. I love dogs; I have six four-legged friends at home, not counting the cats. "Every time I turn to the second page of a certain English daily, I see a hidden warning 'beware ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549927/archbishop-kwong-quite-right-sometimes-silence-speaks
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Cardinal Zen and the art of anti-communism

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... of paedophile priests over decades and across continents. The shallowness of Zen's democratic commitment can be seen by his "not in my backyard" attitude towards local school reform. For more than a decade, the cardinal has been the single greatest obstacle to introducing accountability and better governance in Catholic schools. The government may have won in the top court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1546976/hong-kongs-cardinal-zen-and-art-anti-communism

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