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(From South China Morning Post)
It is that time of year again, when anxious parents meet earnest teachers to talk about examinations, homework and their child's unfortunate habits. They focus on children's personal strengths and weaknesses: the curriculum is taken as a given over which neither has much influence.
But this year, as Hong Kong moves towards much-heralded curriculum reform - and as expectations for the new chief executive reach new heights before his first policy address - it is time to reflect on what we actually want our children to be taught, and to compare that with what is happening in the classroom.
Like many parents, I am scared …