Date: Jun 11, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday called on Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) to clarify her stance on the Ministry of Education’s “minor adjustment” to high-school curriculum guidelines, following coordinated nationwide protests by high-school students.
“So far, there have been students from as many as 227 schools taking part in the campaign against the opaque curriculum changes, and the DPP has repeatedly called on the government to immediately retract the plan to alter curriculum guidelines for history textbooks in such an illegitimate way,” DPP spokesperson Cheng Yun-peng (鄭運鵬) said. “The government should consult academics, teachers and other professionals to transparently adjust curriculum guidelines.” [FULL STORY]