Date: Jul 28, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber and Shih Hsiu-chuan / Staff reporters
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) should make public their
stances on the controversial “fine-tuning” of high-school curriculum guidelines, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday, criticizing what he called the Ma administration’s unwillingness to address the controversy.
“Because the curriculum guidelines have already caused so much controversy, the premier and the president should have made their stances clear long ago,” Ko said.
“The curriculum guidelines are their problem and it is their responsibility to resolve it,” Ko said. “Because the issue has not been properly addressed and the Ministry of Education did not deal with the student protests effectively, things got to the point where the police had to come in and clean up the mess.” [FULL STORY]