By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Students protesting against curriculum changes said Tuesday
they would remain in front of the Ministry of Education despite a consensus reached at the Legislative Yuan and an approaching typhoon.
The ruling and opposition caucuses at the Legislature reached an agreement Tuesday morning to ask the MOE to allow each school to choose between the original high-school curriculum and the new version which provoked strong protests over the past few weeks.
A protest spokesperson said their aim was still the complete withdrawal of the new curriculum guidelines for the time being, so they would not leave the space in front of the MOE which they have been occupying for five days. The protesters also expressed disappointment about the Kuomintang caucus at the Legislative Yuan having voted against a special summer session about the issue. [FULL STORY]