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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Kindergartens will remain at mercy of free market while they are privately run

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... or being priced out of the market. But when an established kindergarten suffers the same fate, it says volumes about the oddities of our education system. The preschool inside Kingswood Villas in Tin Shui Wai is the latest victim of cut-throat competition. Despite offering to pay nearly double its current rent of about HK$260,000 a month, it was outbid by a rival kindergarten chain. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... but a more lasting solution is called for. For years, thousands of children have crossed the border for a Hong Kong kindergarten, primary or secondary education. Some rise absurdly early and some ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's school admission system in need of reform

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... not always work effectively, especially when the market is heavily distorted by confusing information and factors beyond control. Kindergarten admission in Hong Kong is a case in point. The education ... of parents camped out in the New Territories during the week. Armed with sleeping bags and cooking utensils, they lined up for days just to get an application form from their favourite kindergartens ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Schools or homes, city planners must strike a balance

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Schools or homes, it's a tough choice Even the supposed havens from development, our country parks, are not safe from the probing search to identify land to meet Hong Kong's future housing needs. So when it comes to a prime vacant site among the universities, schools and kindergartens in the upscale residential area of Kowloon Tong, only a brave man would bet ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For the sake of our youth, raise tobacco tax

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and also coupling the move with tougher tobacco controls and more money for educating kindergarten and primary pupils on the dangers of smoking. The high-tax approach is opposed by the tobacco ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Closed schools can meet rising demand for school places

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial New life for closed schools Pressure is mounting on the government to intervene as the influx of cross-border children makes school admission increasingly competitive. From kindergartens to primary schools, local parents complain that securing a place in their preferred school has become more difficult. The government estimates that overall demand for kindergartens ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should improve the life chances of its ethnic minorities

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It found that one in two residents of Pakistani origin were poor, compared to one in three South Asians and one in five Chinese. Children begin to fall behind from kindergarten, and the trend ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Leung Chun-ying takes a pragmatic line in policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for Leung's goal of free kindergarten education and access to further tertiary education for associate degree holders. But compared with subsidies for the working poor, the middle class has missed ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Overprotective 'helicopter' parents are no joke

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Overprotective parents no joke Parents taking children to kindergarten and primary school are not uncommon in Hong Kong. Increasing affluence and shrinking family size mean parents can afford to devote more time and attention to their loved ones nowadays. It is not unusual for them to take a day off to accompany their child on the first day of school. It is, after ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fresh solution for cross-border students

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... school bags back and forth. The latest estimate is that some 16,000 pupils make their way to study in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools here each day. The phenomenon did not seem ...



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