SUNFLOWER REDUX:Sources said the government is concerned student discontent could lead to protests on a scale similar to those held by the Sunflower movement
Date: Jun 14, 2015
By: Rachel Lin / Staff reporter
Students yesterday protested in Taipei and Tainan against the unexpected cancelation by the
Ministry of Education of three hearings scheduled for this weekend that would have reviewed the curriculum guidelines for high-school textbooks.
Holding two large banners that read “anti-brainwashing” and “oppose the adjustments made to the curriculum guidelines,” as well as various smaller placards expressing their dissatisfaction, dozens of students, some wearing their school uniforms, called for Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) to listen to their demands outside the ministry yesterday afternoon.
In Tainan, students from Tainan First High School (TFHS), National Tainan Girls’ Senior High School and Kuang Hua High School yesterday morning protested at the TFHS entrance, where a hearing was supposed to take place.
In a video clip on the Chinese-language Apple Daily’s Web site, students were heard saying “[you are] lying, lying” in response to a school staffer telling reporters that the school was unable to host the hearing because it was understaffed due to a high-school entrance exam. [FULL STORY]