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    recently a lot of poor-health, people who can work from anywhere are moving to hong kong. but they are usually single so probably don't figure into education statistics

    but I have been hearing a lot of fluent mandarin from school kids. methinks at least a fraction of school vacancies are being filled by the mainland

    Last edited by timothwc; 03-01-2022 at 01:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    You seem to be right. The better educated and more portable are moving. The less educated and less portable are staying.
    That is taking extreme assumptions both on the schools and the students (and their families).

    In any case, those that stay will find a few more opportunities appear at work and school.

    https://www.economist.com/finance-an...pandemic-booms

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    So are you saying the private schools are for the less educated and portable?
    That's what I took away from what was said too lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hike:
    That is taking extreme assumptions both on the schools and the students (and their families).

    In any case, those that stay will find a few more opportunities appear at work and school.

    https://www.economist.com/finance-an...pandemic-booms
    it sounds counter intuitive, but wars and plagues are often better for than economy than one assumes......
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    Quote Originally Posted by timothwc:
    it sounds counter intuitive, but wars and plagues are often better for than economy than one assumes......
    You mean AFTER the wars or the plagues.
    It's something we've seen lately after all the pandemic restrictions were lifted.
    Some industries are still struggling to attract workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hike:
    That is taking extreme assumptions both on the schools and the students (and their families).

    In any case, those that stay will find a few more opportunities appear at work and school.

    https://www.economist.com/finance-an...pandemic-booms
    yes, given enough time, the broken watch will display the correct hour, twice a day

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    So are you saying the private schools are for the less educated and portable?
    No the conjunctive adverb used was an and rather than an or.

    The scaffolder and seamstress I use have both put their kids into private school in HK this year. They can't leave HK due to family commitments but they have filled the void in private schools left by those who are portable. Time to haggle on the school fees you're paying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hike:
    That is taking extreme assumptions both on the schools and the students (and their families).
    What extreme view?

    Quote Originally Posted by hike:
    In any case, those that stay will find a few more opportunities appear at work and school.
    Can't follow the argument. In the short term yes their will be openings to replace the better educated that have given up on the city but in the mid-long term this will make the city less....

    https://fortune.com/2020/07/03/hong-...efugee-status/

    Are you advocating HK's strategy of staying in the 'pandemic' mode is a good reason for people to give up on the city and move to places that have transitioned to endemic disease control and are reaping the boom times associated with this?

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/booming...es-11640082604

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    No the conjunctive adverb used was an and rather than an or.

    The scaffolder and seamstress I use have both put their kids into private school in HK this year. They can't leave HK due to family commitments but they have filled the void in private schools left by those who are portable. Time to haggle on the school fees you're paying.
    Did they say why they had moved them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Did they say why they had moved them?
    Lower cost and confidence the 'English' entry levels are now lower

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