European Social Forum

No easy options for the ESF dilemma

Negotiations between the government and the English Schools Foundation are going nowhere. The government wants to let go of the ESF, if not now then eventually. The ESF, however, wants to stay with increased public funding.

Saturday, 26 November, 2011, 12:00am

Stop dragging feet on ESF funding

Write something about the English Schools Foundation to the Post's letters page and you will start a heated debate among our readers for sure. That says something about how sensitive the issues are confronting the foundation's schools in post-colonial Hong Kong.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

ESF debate should set the ball rolling

The stage is set today for a debate in the Legislative Council that is long overdue. At stake is the future of the English Schools Foundation, whether it should continue to receive government funding and, if so, at what level. Legco's education panel is to discuss a report from the Education Bureau after talks with the ESF on the future of its HK$283 million annual subvention.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Whinning and dining near top of food chain

WHENEVER THE ENGLISH Schools Foundation (ESF) gets into a stink about how much money it spends, any number of people call or write to ask me to stick in my oar and join in the whinges.

Hitherto I have resisted. I like a good whinge but I have never been sure which ESF whinge should get my chorus when this choir strikes up. There is cacophony out there when the ESF talks money.

15 Dec 2003 - 12:00am