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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: streaming maths classes at primary level has its advantages

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:43am by Julie Mcguire

    ... of strength, he has a chance to move to a different group. Maths is one of the subjects in which streaming is more common as there can be such a wide range of abilities in one class. It is in essence ... to different rooms. It can be more flexible in terms of lesson timing. A lesson can be extended if pupils are in the middle of an exciting investigation or concepts need reinforcing. It also allows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1528729/class-action-streaming-maths-classes-primary-level-has
  2. Growing middle class finds vehicle of choice

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 09:57am by Anna Mori, Christina Guindo, Krystin Chu and Stacey Johnson

    ... of rapidly developing customer demographics in the Indonesian vehicle industry. To address the requirements of Indonesia's rising upper-middle class, Mercedes-Benz Indonesia launched a second generation B-Class family car. This premium vehicle is small enough for the city but large enough to fit five passengers comfortably. "We have noticed growth in the demand from young families ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1074506/growing-middle-class-finds-vehicle-choice
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong ill prepared to care for middle-class retirees

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com As the average age of Hongkongers rises, housing for elderly middle-class people is becoming an issue, writes Elaine Yau Homestretch Retirees Sidney Lam ... librarian. Cheerful Court is one of two Housing Society projects that provide subsidised homes for the middle-class elderly under its Senior Citizen Residences Scheme, and is designed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1074642/homestretch
  4. News - World - US POLITICS

    US presidential candidate Mitt Romney jumps on Joe Biden's 'gaffe' on middle class

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... America's middle class had "been buried in the last four years". Biden, President Barack Obama's Democratic running mate for the presidential election, made the comments on Tuesday when speaking about the Republican camp's tax plans at a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina. "How they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1053200/us-presidential-candidate-mitt-romney-jumps-joe-bidens-gaffe-middle-class
  5. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1035365/new-esf-debenture-scheme-will-hit-middle-classes-hardest
  6. Business - News

    Democrats say Ryan is an enemy of the middle class

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 07:58am by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    ... they contend favors the wealthy over the middle class. The Obama campaign charged that Ryan, as architect of the GOP House budget plan, has advocated additional tax cuts for millionaires and deep cuts ... Ryan as hostile to the middle class began earlier this summer, and the president's backers have repeatedly noted Romney's embrace of Ryan's budget. Last month, Jon Soltz, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1011089/democrats-say-ryan-enemy-middle-class
  7. Where the middle class reach for a glass

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lena Gidwani foodandwine@scmp.com Ten years ago, Martin Lee, an engineer in Guangzhou, would never have imagined spending 680 yuan (HK$828) on a bottle of cabernet sauvignon. Today, he drinks at a members-only wine club in the blossoming Zhujiang New Town. The price tag? A lifetime fee of 300,000 yuan. Lee is not alone: he is part of a growing middle class on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003198/where-middle-class-reach-glass
  8. Middle-class housing plan safe, Tsang says

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Joyce Ng Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has given an assurance that a middle-class housing scheme that he set up will go ahead despite the change of government. ... of the needs of the middle class. He proposed seeking other sites to build another type of housing for the group. A spokeswoman for the chief executive-elect's office said it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999059/middle-class-housing-plan-safe-tsang-says
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997791/middle-class-also-needs-help-says-charity
  10. Child labour shames India's middle class

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amrit Dhillon A New Delhi couple who mistreated their teenaged servant have become hate figures in the media but their behaviour is common. Not all middle-class Indians treat their maids ... such as being forced to stand beside a table in a restaurant while their employers enjoy their dinner. The Indian middle class is unable to grasp the notion that a domestic helper is doing a job, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997887/child-labour-shames-indias-middle-class

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