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Hong Kong - a loser making factory

 
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kpjf



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:35 am    Post subject: Hong Kong - a loser making factory Reply with quote

Hi,

I watched a Channel 4 (UK Tv channel) documentary called "Hong Kong's Tiger Tutors" last week. It was really interesting: about the school system in HK and how it's a "loser making factory", with over 75% of students getting extra tuition (what kind of percentage would that be in the UK or USA?!) and out of every 4 students only 1 will go to university. For me it's a sad state of affairs, especially if you're poor. However, I guess the economic factor also exists in other countries.

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tttompatz



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Hong Kong - a loser making factory Reply with quote

kpjf wrote:
Hi,

I watched a Channel 4 (UK Tv channel) documentary called "Hong Kong's Tiger Tutors" last week. It was really interesting: about the school system in HK and how it's a "loser making factory", with over 75% of students getting extra tuition (what kind of percentage would that be in the UK or USA?!) and out of every 4 students only 1 will go to university. For me it's a sad state of affairs, especially if you're poor. However, I guess the economic factor also exists in other countries.

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Old news.... wasn't this discussed here a month or two ago?

<edit> can't find the thread... maybe on the Korean forums....

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HLJHLJ



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=101734
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kpjf



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This particular documentary wasn't discussed (but if it was on the Korean forums, I wouldn't know) so I thought it was worth watching, thus I recommended it. Nothing wrong with that is there? Very Happy
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LongShiKong



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:56 am    Post subject: Re: Hong Kong - a loser making factory Reply with quote

If HK's education system is a loser-making factory, what's the US's?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ukania also produces losers - lots of them. See any episode of the Jeremy Kyle Show.
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