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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New ESF debenture scheme will hit middle classes hardest

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com ESF debenture plan 'will hit middle class hardest' Middle-class families will be the hardest hit by the English Schools Foundation's new HK$500,000 debenture scheme, a parent group said. The move would "for sure and 100 per cent" affect middle-class parents, Hong Kong Parents Association secretary Henry Chan Sing-tat said. ...

  2. Middle class also needs help, says charity

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hardship- middle-class people. Caritas says its new programme for those living well above the poverty line will take a different approach compared to its work with the underprivileged, with a focus ... example, we have to listen to them and see if they wish to go on to further studies or change their job.' But getting them to talk is not always easy. Middle-class people do not have much time ...

  3. Middle class most dissatisfied, poll finds

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Cheung martin.cheung@scmp.com A survey reveals that the middle class is the least impressed with the performance of the Hong Kong government. The pro-middle-class political commentary group, New Forum, found in its poll of 2,310 respondents this month that those from the middle class were particularly dissatisfied with the administration, registering lower confidence ...

  4. Student subsidy unfair to middle class: lawmaker

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Assistance or student financial assistance. However, education sector lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong said the arrangement was unfair to the middle class. 'Most taxpayers are middle class ...

  5. Mahathir, middle-class parents angered by shift away from English

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's decision to end a policy to teach science and mathematics in English has sparked anger from Mahathir Mohamad- the architect of the policy- and western-educated, urban middle-class families. The government abolished the policy on Wednesday, saying it had failed to achieve the desired objectives. It said the policy had set back rural students, who ...

  6. This affects me: the middle classes

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam THE SMALL-BUSINESS MAN The government should use its surplus to give the middle-class long-term education and medical subsidies instead of cash rebates, according to businessman ... one-shot. I think, we, in the middle-class, should have something more than that. 'I think the government should spend the money for tax rebates to subsidise education for our children. It can ...

  7. Middle-class views

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most respondents to a survey by a 'middle class' think-tank see no political party that represents their interests at present and do not believe Legco can reflect their views. How can the political parties and Legco better represent the middle class? Share your views: write to us. ...

  8. The quiet riot of the middle class

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... CHRIS YEUNG Who are the middle class? This is the $64,000 question the government's brightest minds are addressing as part of a fresh attempt to pacify discontent among this important strata of society. According to press reports, officials from the Home Affairs Bureau and the Central Policy Unit are trying to gain a precise definition of the middle class while contemplating ...

  9. Middle option may be best

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The mainland offers ample opportunities for a local education, as the state-run schools open their classes to outsiders, realising there is money to be made from foreign-born students. When expatriate parents take a closer look at the system, doubts begin to surface. Schools on the mainland take the cramming approach. Class sizes are generally large, pupils are encouraged to listen, ...

  10. International Primary and Middle Schools

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... class size: Primary section: 27; Secondary section: 29 Extra-curricular activities: Sports clubs Fees: P1-6: HK$31,200; Form 1-3: HK$33,600. Application fee: HK$4,000 THE HARBOUR SCHOOL 2/F, ... with 45minutes of Putonghua each day Special programmes: Gifted and Learning Support as appropriate for individual children. Number of teachers: 12 Average class size: 13 Extra-curricular activities: ...




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