When I was distributing the Leaflets To stakeholders at the footbridge of WY in October 2011, one parent of a Form 1 boy and one parent of a Form 2 boy whose sons both were using the Vocablearning program regularly approached me and asked me the same question : “Why didn’t the school put the interest of the students first and use your program to greatly enhance the learning efficiency and English standard of the students ?”.
My answer to them was : “Don’t be too naïve, monarchy never puts the interest of its people first”. They both offered me that they were willing to take the lead to garner the support of the parents in order to channel the view of the parents to the school so that my project can be moved forward. (Note : According to a survey conducted by the school, the number of parents opting the vocablearning project as compulsory outnumbered the number of parents opting the project as voluntary.) I turned down their offer simply because I know that no matter what is going to happen, if I disappear the conflict will disappear soon. If any parents are involved, the power struggle may go on forever. Moreover, I also don’t want them to take the blame that may come afterwards. I am ready to take the blame because the campaign is a well-thought decision to me. I don’t know whether they have mulled the issue over thorough enough.
Some of my Wah Yan classmates advised me to enlist the support of more people for my campaign but I simply don’t want anybody else get involved, though I know that this may not be a very wise political decision for my Project and myself.
Academic problem ought to be tackled academically; political problem can only be solved politically.