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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 ... mandate not only to continue funding the ESF but to double down on it. But no, the senior official said, putting me in my place. "When you decide to leave the local school system," she ...

    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

    ... 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 ... to families international and ESF schools. The migration has caused much social discontent and resource mismatch and dislocation. There are also accusations that to get a good education 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

    An obvious way to integrate schools

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

    ... 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 ... these minority schools that Equal Opportunities Commission chairman Dr York Chow Yat-ngok is critical of. After the handover, ESF schools opened up. More locals, unhappy with public schools, sent ...

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

    Racist bureaucrats who run apartheid school system should be kicked out

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 01:19am by Alex Lo

    ... of luxury, subsidised schools for privileged minorities called ESF schools (direct subsidy) and international schools (free land and interest-free loans); and another no-frills set of government ... for ESF schools, we must completely overhaul the local system to integrate minorities into the mainstream education system. A first priority, as Yuen said, would be to introduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1343979/racist-bureaucrats-who-run-apartheid-school-system-should-be
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Piercing Tsang's 'middle class' delusion

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... families are opting out. But sending your children to private, direct-subsidy, ESF or international schools, or to study overseas, carries enormous costs. Many are sacrificing their savings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1167232/piercing-tsangs-middle-class-delusion

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