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  1. Time to resolve the doubts over ESF funding

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... annual government subsidy of $278 million- nearly 28 per cent of the ESF's income. The result is a plan to cut the staff bill by 10 per cent to meet criticism that ESF teachers are overpaid. Outraged teachers predict dire consequences for the ESF's ability to retain and recruit quality staff and maintain standards. They may have a point. But it is just one part of a debate over ...

  2. Government should improve local schools instead of giving ESF a subsidy

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the ongoing debate about the English Schools Foundation (ESF) subsidy. It seems a number of your correspondents have used this as an excuse to make bigoted remarks towards the expatriate community in Hong Kong. I should first note that I do not wish to take sides and that I merely wish to voice my opinion on the issue of the ESF subsidy. I believe the root of this debate ...

  3. Time we debated ESF's role in city

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... will discuss a report on the issue from the Education Bureau after talks with the ESF, prompted by a request for HK$160 million for school rebuilding. There is much at stake. For too long, the funding issue has remained unresolved, with neither the ESF nor the government seeming to want to broach it. A decision is needed on the long-term future of ESF schools. Government spending cuts ...

  4. ESF needs a new deal if it is to flourish for next 40 years

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alex Lo's column ('Needs versus wants', December 10) sets out cogently the issues facing the ESF board, but there are one or two points that need to be clarified. First, and most important, the English Schools Foundation has not lost sight of its mission to provide affordable English-medium education to children able to benefit from it. From the start the ESF has ...

  5. Mail bag

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for 10 years, while Mr Tzang has been given a slap on the wrist and is still sitting at his fat-salaried desk. JAMES ROSS, Sai Kung Give ESF chance to defend its policies Your article 'NT parents angry over lack of ESF secondary places' (Education Post, March 4), omitted several points that should concern the government and the tax-paying public. The ESF's website reminds ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Feb 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should ESF parents give Mike Haynes a chance to prove himself? The answer must be a resounding no! If your child has toothache would you take her to a car mechanic? When it comes to her education the last person you would want as ESF chief executive is a former insurance man without a university degree. The top ESF job must go to a fully experienced educationalist who can earn ...

  7. Important questions need to be asked about how the ESF spends its money

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The English Schools Foundation (ESF) discussion has focused on the increasing fees parents are paying and how they create an unreasonable financial burden. No one has addressed the other side of this equation- costs. Is the ESF board monitoring costs? Is there a truly independent audit committee hearing reports from an outside auditor which are shared with the full board ...

  8. Needs versus wants

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... issues that confront the ESF today. Undoubtedly, the ESF is a jewel in the city's education sector; it is a crucial asset of our internationalised economy. But the city has changed dramatically since the handover, and the ESF's mandate, long understood to cater to the educational needs of expatriate and British colonial families, has fundamentally transformed. Today's ...

  9. Give ESF time to implement reforms

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The English Schools Foundation (ESF) has been chastised- like a naughty child- for bad behaviour and told it must do better. It has been subjected to intense scrutiny in recent months ... it seems, will depend on whether the institution is able to put its house in order. The reaction of the ESF to the criticism is therefore of the utmost importance. All those with a stake ...

  10. Paying the price for a better education

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... to the ESF because it can charge lower fees thanks to its government subvention, and it pays teachers at rates even the foundation admits to be among the highest in the world- with or without ... about the quality of the ESF, has inevitably fuelled arguments that the Hong Kong taxpayer should no longer foot any of the bill. But before the Education and Manpower Bureau- eager to cut ...




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