Date: Jul 13, 2015
By: Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Independent presidential hopeful Shih Ming-te (施明德) said the Democratic
Progressive Party (DPP) stands to gain the most from “manipulating innocent high-school students” into conflict with the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) over proposed changes to high-school curriculum guidelines.
According to Shih, the Ministry of Education’s controversial “minor adjustments” to high-school social studies guidelines could have been easily blocked by the DPP in the Legislative Yuan.
Citing National Taiwan University College of Social Sciences professor Liu Ching-yi (劉靜怡), Shih said the DPP could have used Clause 2 of Article 60 of the Act Governing the Legislature Exercise of Power (立法院職權行使法) to empower the legislature’s Education and Culture Committee to review the changes. [FULL STORY]