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Twenty thousand teachers attended
While the political turmoil emanating from the Anti-Extradition Bill incident has yet to subside, the Government and some people in the pro-establishment camp have been pointing an accusing finger at the education sector, putting the blame on teachers failing to teach Liberal Studies properly and generating rumours of teachers inciting young people to take to the streets, and convicting, even before trial, teachers complained against of professional misconduct. Through various kinds of unreasonable suppressions, they blame the education sector for the political incidents, making it a scapegoat for the political turmoil.
Funding appropriations to universities blocked by the Government and pro-establishment people; further threats from EDB
Since the fierce conflicts between the police and the public on the campus of a number of universities in November last year, the Government has twice withdrawn funding appropriation applications for teaching facilities projects for PolyU, CUHK and HKU, the professed reason being that some members ‘have expressed concern’ over the projects. This is an absolutely clear reflection of the Government and the pro-establishment camp attempting to use funding as a political bargaining chip to shape up the education sector, seriously interfering with education professionalism and the autonomy of tertiary institutions.
Earlier on, Secretary for Education YEUNG Yun-hung had also stated that cases of those arrested and cases of those complained against would be more stringently followed up and that pressure on schools would be more highly profiled, adding that if schools and principals concerned offered support to teachers under investigation, the principals could be disqualified.
Twenty thousand teachers attended a rally to strenuously fight against white terror
If the education sector loses ground, the autonomy of the education profession will be eroded and students will be affected generation after generation. To express our fury, HKPTU staged a teachers’ rally to convey to the community the education sector’s determination to strenuously oppose white terror and to steadfastly uphold the professionalism of teachers. The rally gathered about 20,000 participants, an impressive turnout.
The more difficult the days are, the more united we need to be! I hope that all fellow-workers, will, while defending teaching professionalism, care for and support teachers and principals around us who are affected. I also call on fellow-workers to support the ‘HKPTU Legal and Emergency Assistance Fund’ mentioned below, so as to assist teachers affected.
Representative of Hong Kong Professional Teachersb Union
in Legislative Council,
Hon IP Kin-yuen
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