A primary school student walks across a street in Hong Kong on January 11. Young children do not take well to online learning, which demands sustained attention. Photo: AP
A primary school student walks across a street in Hong Kong on January 11. Young children do not take well to online learning, which demands sustained attention. Photo: AP
Collin Levy
Opinion

Opinion

Collin Levy

Hong Kong school closure: zero-Covid goal is not worth the damage to children’s learning and long-term economic growth

  • With many studies now showing the devastating impact of lost time in the classroom, the government has made a poor decision to shut down schools, especially when reasonable policies can be put in place to minimise risk

A primary school student walks across a street in Hong Kong on January 11. Young children do not take well to online learning, which demands sustained attention. Photo: AP
A primary school student walks across a street in Hong Kong on January 11. Young children do not take well to online learning, which demands sustained attention. Photo: AP
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