NO COMPROMISE:Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa said students should return to school and ask their teachers to use old textbooks if they disagree with adjustments
Date: Aug 04, 2015
By Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Talks between Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) and students over the curriculum
controversy fell apart yesterday, with students storming out of a Ministry of Education (MOE)-sponsored forum in tears.
“What in the world are these talks supposed to be?” Northern Taiwan Anti-Curriculum Changes Alliance convener Chu Chen (朱震) said. “What I see is a failure of education and a policy that has gradually moved away from the masses.”
“We are willing to accept a suspension of the implementation [of changes to curriculum guidelines] — all that is needed is those few words,” he said, repeatedly breaking into tears. “Only that would count as respect, without which, all we are left with, other than pain, is a hatred of the government and education.”
Wu repeated his position that it is administratively impossible for the guidelines to be withdrawn, because they have already gone into effect. [FULL STORY]