The burden of poverty weighs ever heavier on students from lower-income families, with lessons becoming harder and resources for outside support out of reach for many. Photo: Sam Tsang

How Hong Kong primary schools lay the poverty trap

  • Poor, working-class parents (many of whom do not read English) have to scramble to hire tutors at the cost of other essential expenses
  • Sadly, a modern curriculum that allows an average child to thrive without tutors sounds too radical for Hong Kong
Topic |   Poverty

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The burden of poverty weighs ever heavier on students from lower-income families, with lessons becoming harder and resources for outside support out of reach for many. Photo: Sam Tsang
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