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Private Education in China



     Hank Levin of Columbia University reports:
     "To the degree that Hong Kong is a part of China (it is an SAR, Special Administrative Region), there is considerable experience with privately operated schools. Most of HK's schools are independent, receiving government subsidies and being subject to some regulation. Government subsidies cover most or all costs of operating a school. Of course, some of the wealthier organizations (such as those run by the Anglican Church) add considerable resources.
     I should add that the Accelerated Schools Project which I founded www.stanford.edu/group/ASP has 50 schools in Hong Kong. Thus, the mainland may benefit from the experience of Hong Kong with independent schools. I believe that most of the independent schools in Hong Kong are not for profit".

Ronald Hilton - 1/31/00


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