Hong Kong teachers protest over stressful conditions and appeal for better emotional support in September 2009. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong’s stressed-out teachers should speak up and challenge unfair treatment

  • If voicing their objections at school doesn’t help, teachers must publicise their concerns through the mass media
Topic |   Education

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Hong Kong teachers protest over stressful conditions and appeal for better emotional support in September 2009. Photo: Felix Wong
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The Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union meets the press over the case of a death of a teacher and member. (From left) secondary school physical education teacher Sun Kwok-yu; former principal Lee Fu-sing; union president Fung Wai-wah; Education University senior lecturer Chong Yiu-kwong; and primary school teacher Wong Mo-yee. Photo: Tory Ho

Complaint against school received months before teacher’s death but case referred back to campus committee, Hong Kong education chief admits

  • Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung defends move by bureau not to directly intervene and explains why school committee was roped in instead
  • Professional Teachers’ Union condemns authorities for not being proactive and calls for review of system
Topic |   Hong Kong schools

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The Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union meets the press over the case of a death of a teacher and member. (From left) secondary school physical education teacher Sun Kwok-yu; former principal Lee Fu-sing; union president Fung Wai-wah; Education University senior lecturer Chong Yiu-kwong; and primary school teacher Wong Mo-yee. Photo: Tory Ho
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