FUELING THE FIRE:A teachers’ group said Democratic Progressive Party lawmakers have failed in their duty to supervise controversial curriculum adjustments
Date: Jul 07, 2015
By: Rachel Lin and Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter, with staff writer
In an apparent attempt to petition Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) over a set
of controversial adjustments to high-school curriculum guidelines, a high-school student yesterday managed to break through a police cordon in front of the ministry’s building in Taipei, but was handcuffed and detained.
Yu Teng-chieh (游騰傑), who was later released, participated in the demonstration with a group of Taoyuan high-school students rallying in front of the ministry yesterday in an ongoing protest organized by students nationwide against curricular adjustments.
Rather than Wu, K-12 Education Administration inspector Hsu Chen-hsing (許陣興) heard the grievances, but students threatened to stage another protest at dusk if the ministry failed to respond to their request by 5pm yesterday. [FULL STORY]