By: Y.C. Tai and Flor Wang
Taipei, July 31 (CNA) A coordination meeting among lawmakers from across party lines has been set for Aug. 4 to decide whether an extra legislative session should be held to discuss controversial curriculum revisions to senior high school textbooks by the Education Ministry, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) announced Friday.
Wang made the announcement even though lawmakers of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and opposition parties failed to reach consensus on holding an extra session during a two-hour round of cross-party negotiations that was also attended by Education Minister We Se-hua (吳思華).
Wang expressed hope that the implementation of curriculum changes set for Aug. 1 could be held off and added he has asked the executive branch to rethink his proposal. [FULL STORY]