Hong Kong teachers in the firing line over surge in students joining anti-government protests, getting arrested squib

It was the start of the new school term and secondary schoolteacher Kwan Chin-ki found himself facing students eager to know his position on Hong Kong’s ongoing, increasingly violent anti-government protests.A liberal studies teacher for more than 10 years, he says it is tricky for teachers to handle such questions.“We have to be particularly careful,” he says. “Expressing our personal political opinions in school is inappropriate because students may listen to teachers and follow their…
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