Date: Jul 05, 2015
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) officials are dissatisfied with the Ministry of Education’s handling of the controversy over adjustments to high-school curriculum guidelines and have instructed a party-affiliated think tank to provide assistance, sources within the KMT said yesterday.
The ministry’s planned adjustments to high-school curriculum guidelines have sparked waves of protests by students and groups over what opponents call a “China-centric” perspective and a “black-box” approval process.
Sources within the KMT said party officials and legislators last month held a meeting with Executive Yuan officials on how to respond to the controversy.
The ministry should be more proactive in “putting out the fire,” the sources said, adding that the think tank was asked to perform damage control. [FULL STORY]