Analyses | Education and human resources | 2013-06-28

Subsidised schools or DSS schools?

Many criticise that the adoption of Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) by elite schools have exacerbated the ‘elitism’ of education, deprived grassroots students of equal access to these schools and hindered them from climbing up the social ladder. The Bauhinia’s analysis for this week compares the flexibilities and restrictions of DSS schools and subsidised schools in terms of schools fees, student admission and medium of instruction. It also examines the correlations between Government’s financing models and students’ access to equal education opportunities.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.