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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

    End of ESF as the affordable choice for Hong Kong's middle class

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:42pm by Kent Ewing

    ... inherited an English educational system, for example, the unique and exemplary aspect of which was the English Schools Foundation, now a group of 20 schools with a track record of excellence. ... value a high-quality English-medium education go? And let's not forget the many middle-class expats who also will find themselves at a loss. Tuition at top-tier international schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1533914/end-esf-affordable-choice-hong-kongs-middle-class
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Subsidise and reform the English Schools Foundation

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Council, Ng also said the English Schools Foundation, which provides an international education for 13,000 students, must introduce a local curriculum and consider how to meet local needs ... it to offer a local curriculum in return for continued funding. Otherwise there may be logic in treating it like other international schools. As a result, the foundation, its parents and teachers face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1078998/subsidise-and-reform-english-schools-foundation
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to reform English Schools Foundation system

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to make a choice on ESF The distinction between the English Schools Foundation and private international schools is becoming ever more blurred. Annual ESF fee increases ... the foundation's ageing campuses and will help keep school fees affordable. Nonetheless ESF schools are becoming as expensive as many international schools. As a result, many people are asking why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1040184/time-reform-english-schools-foundation-system
  5. Comment - Debates

    SCMP Debate: is English Schools Foundation worth its government subvention?

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Join the debate by leaving your comments below. The English Schools Foundation has long pleaded for more money from the government, having seen its government subvention of HK$283 million ... the foundation should take and whether it is worth more government cash. Q1 Should the government continue or increase its HK$283 million subvention for the English Schools Foundation? Q2 What role can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/debates/article/1061019/scmp-debate-english-schools-foundation-worth-its-government
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    English Schools Foundation deserves a grand bargain on funding

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE ESF deserves grand bargain on funding The English Schools Foundation has asked parents to lobby Legco election candidates to back an increase in government financial support after years of a funding freeze. They have a strong case. It's time to integrate ESF schools into the Direct Subsidy Scheme, thereby making them part of the local system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1023846/english-schools-foundation-deserves-grand-bargain-funding
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... On report, "Three governors quit ESF board over soaring school fees as subsidy is axed", May 21: HK-Explorer- I believe every parent is aware that with the cutting ... keeps parents' options open to change schools if they wish. dynamco- Every child born in Hong Kong should receive the same yearly subsidy no matter where they use it. Dao-Phooy- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1519413/whats-being-said-scmpcom
  9. Comment - Letters

    ESF settles the score on pathways for students

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... suggests that a large proportion of English Schools Foundation students are not admitted to International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes because the schools use selection criteria to direct students ... on to the next stage of their lives. That is what true education is about, and I am sure that Ms Hazari's school and others like it try to do exactly the same. Heather Du Quesnay, CEO, English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1097618/esf-settles-score-pathways-students
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Introduce a voucher system to settle the ESF funding debate

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to the South China Morning Post to set out his position on government subsidies to the English Schools Foundation. In a nutshell, he argued that: "ESF schools offer a non-local curriculum. ... School or the English stream of the French International School. It would also mean a sharp rise in capital levies and a proliferation of non-refundable up-front debentures. Many families would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1086321/introduce-voucher-system-settle-esf-funding-debate

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