My elder sisters attended Chinese school but when it came to my enrollment, my family needed to decide between a (Chinese) school within walking distance or an English medium school that I needed a bus.Many Chinese-speaking parents were deeply attached to their language and culture. They could not understand why their children were allowed to be educated completely in Chinese under the British, yet under their own elected government had also to learn English. But for better job prospects many sent their children to English schools. These conflicting pulls provided fertile ground for agitation.
*strange, the editor would not let me put "not something" in brackets without doing it as "<not> <something>"earthfriendly wrote:"But why do we keep harping on foreign talent and make them sound like a big deal as though locals have no talent? If locals have no talent, there is something very wrong with our systems and policies then. "
Pretty interesting to note that Lewis is the author of the famous Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain, Miracles and The Screwtape Letters.earthfriendly wrote:Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated;but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
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