national education

Regardless of the outcome of the current protest over National Education, education will only get more, not less, National in the coming years. Who knows, maybe HKers will finally realise what a great weapon critical thinking skills are against propaganda-posing-as-textbooks and friggin teach their kids how to wield it. All right, that may be too hopeful. I just can’t help but think that, come 2047, when the HK public will have no more say in anything, least of all school curriculum, the ability to think critically would really come in handy.

You know the old adage: tell a student what to think, teach her for a day. Tell a student how to think, teach her for a lifetime…

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