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咁我報名而無故缺席但又唔俾錢, 學校去小額錢債庭有得告才算啦
If the executive branch is wasting their money, the legislative coucil has a duty to keep it in check (NOT the court).

BUT, at least half of the Legco is pro-government by the current political system.
Under basic law


The student has a right to refuse to go.  The school has a right to invite.

Also relevent,

The school authority is there before the handover.








本帖最後由 dye 於 2010/7/6 13:05 編輯

I am not sure about US of A.  In Canada, UK, or in HK, the losing party in a lawsuit will pay for the fee inccured by the winning party.

The risk of suing others is high.

In precedent case, you also note that a private citizen has no standing in these kind of cases.  You will probably need to prove you are "injuried" somehow by it.

In any case, I am only pointing out that going to court is not how it is handle for a mis-spending.  Check is placed (supposively) at Legco when they passed the budget.



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yeah, except, in a publicly funded school in US, that piece of notice alone would cease the funding to the school altogether, and possibly incur a huge fine on the school.
In Hong Kong? Nothing, the same "basic law" protects whatever the school does for shit as long as the legco, which is pretty much dominated by the same interest group, passes the bill.
Enjoy your "HK style basic rights".
本帖最後由 Nomad 於 2010/7/6 13:37 編輯

Also notice that  in HK there's neither tax return nor a "guaranteed" government funding for attending a non-government funded school, which means, if you do not attend a high school run by public funding, you're penalized by double-taxing.
迫人睇 方舟不是神話   

so PK.
本帖最後由 dye 於 2010/7/6 14:27 編輯

Basic law also has


Article 15

Freedom of thought, conscience and religion

(1) Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.

(2) No one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.

(3) Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health, or morals or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.

(4) The liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions shall be respected.

There is a ground for suing.  But it is basic law against basic law, which one will prevail?

Again, it is easy to ask someone to sue, but why are they suing?  Is it not for the betterment of their OWN child?  Why should one pay the whole cost for the betterment of the society?  (Which may not succed anyway)
本帖最後由 dye 於 2010/7/6 14:31 編輯

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You can pick your public highschool in HK.  You HAVE a choice.

For example, there are 2 highschool with no religious background in the same area to pick from (if they are only interested in fully funded school)

If they are willing to pick from the subsidise ones, there are school with Budhism background, charity background, and Taoism background.
本帖最後由 dye 於 2010/7/6 14:22 編輯

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The school still need to follow the circriculum from Education Bureau.

Notice that the Lecgo pass the budget, not the bill.

Notice that Basic Law is NOT designed and passed by HKers.  It is a deal between PRC and UK before 1997.  (Hence the 'history')

HK have NO right to ammend the basic law.  Any amendment recommendation will need to have 2/3 of the Legco passing it before being sumbited to PRC for approval.
Yeah, you have a choice  - some 6% of people, with some prohibiting exam selection can choose to enter a public school because that's all the government is providing*, provided that some 50% of them will end up in church school JUST BECAUSE THERE'LL BE NOWHERE ELSE to go.

Some 800 people out of the 6 million each year has the right to elect that stupid Chief Executive of HK, you "HAVE" a choice, by the same means.

*And to enter a public high school in an area in times involves going into a church elementary school first in which an anti-religious student is subjected to tracking, which means one usually would NOT be able to get through the selection unless he somewhat subject  himself somewhat into contemplating whatever religious bullshit the school is forcing upon students.
本帖最後由 Nomad 於 2010/7/6 14:40 編輯

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Which means depending on the intepretation of the basic law the basic law contradicts itself, which means, unless the NPC stand out to intepretate the law, and unless that intepretation is in favor of the individual's : 1. Right to not have his taxation be used in direct religious activities, (as in US) or 2. Right not to be subjected to religious activities in a government funded service (as in US), otherwise, under article 137 the individual still retain no right to sue the school on the basis of forcing him into religious activities, as that "can" be legally a part of the school's religious class.

BTW, while most HK people would go out to protest any arbitrary kind of legislation of Article 23 (which really means, this law better be never legislated), and noticing in the way they react to Article 137, to say that the Hong Kong people did not involve in the signing of the basic law adds no teeth the the counter argument that they had made no effort to fight for that right (therefore, not quite deserving it.)

Again, enjoy your "basic rights fitted into the history of Hong Kong".
本帖最後由 dye 於 2010/7/6 14:37 編輯

If people are rushing to attend school other than the Christians, government will change the policy.  Right now, there is no sign of such an exodus happening.

The 800 do have a choice.
For your reference, that's where the 6% comes from:
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I am sorry.  Which page?
本帖最後由 Nomad 於 2010/7/6 14:44 編輯

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Of course there's no such exodus, because the parents has no choice at all (there simply aren't enough seats to move into - HK education system is SATURATED, look at that damn 43 people class at every high school in the urban area, and then a self-feeding ranking system ensures underfunded schools always gets underfunded), and they won't voice it, period. (oh in fact the students themselves who ARE the ones under the education, is conveniently out of the picture, again.)

No, you have a choice, you can go start a firm or something to become a functional group member and from there, become one of that 800 (just quite like going through that school system selection bullshit), same deal.
回復 37# dye

The 24th, BTW, buying seats from a school DO counts as government funding (at least under US law), since the money does not go to the parents to choose which school (including private) they go but to the school directly.
And then of course, as said:

to say that the Hong Kong people did not involve in the signing of the basic law adds no teeth the the counter argument that they had made no effort to fight for that right (therefore, not quite deserving it.)

Benjamin Franklin once said "They who sacrifice their essential liberty for a temporary safety, deserves neither liberty nor safety"*, to those who would give up their essential liberty without even buying any national security, I wonder what he would say.

* (of course that's the same guy who would try to conscript Americans into the army, so yeah, it's hard to apply this one into national security, really.)
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