‘CHINA-CENTRIC’:The groups said they would provide students protesting curriculum adjustments to mobilize their peers in staging a nationwide rally
Date: Jun 06, 2015
By: Lee Shin-fang and Rachel Lin / Staff reporters
Pro-localization groups yesterday rallied to support a growing movement involving
students from more than 200 high schools nationwide against the implementation of “China-centric” curriculum guidelines.
Restoration of Taiwan Social Justice convener Lin Yu-lun (林于倫) said that should Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) insist that the guidelines be adopted for senior-high school textbooks on the Chinese language and social sciences in August, “we will [take the fight] to the street in July.”
“Wu Se-haw, get ready to step down,” Lin said at a news conference.
Senior and vocational high school students are planning to hold a rally in Taipei next month against the policy, Action Coalition of Civics Teacher spokesperson Huang Yi-chung (黃益中) said.
The groups said that they would provide the students with the resources to arouse and mobilize their peers nationwide in the build-up to the rally, including legal assistance should the young people face prosecution over their actions. [FULL STORY]