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Hong Kong teachers; falling rockets


Hong Kong teachers; falling rockets

Hong Kong teachers; falling rockets
8:30am-9:00am: Hui Hon-wing, lecturer at the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership at the Education University of Hong Kong 
8:30am-9:15am: Fung Wai-wah, President of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union
9:15am-9:30am: Quentin Parker (in photo), Professor, Department of Physics and Director of Space Research Laboratory, HKU

On Tuesday’s Backchat, Hong Kong teachers - and falling rockets.

According to a recent survey by a teachers’ union, 2 in 5 teachers say they have decided or are inclined to leave the profession, with many citing increasing political pressure as a major reason. Some teachers said they were unhappy with education policies while the Education Bureau insists that it is “normal” for some teachers to quit every year. What is the situation like for teachers in Hong Kong? What is the outlook for education in Hong Kong? Will they really change jobs, and if so why?

From 9:15am-9:30am, we'll be discussing the re-entry of Chinese rocket debris. The remnants of China’s Long March 5B rocket fell into the Indian Ocean last Sunday morning. How much space debris is floating around in space? How often does debris fall back to the Earth? Is China more careless than other launchers? Is there more to come?


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