Date: Apr 21, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Civic groups yesterday announced a new alliance targeting Ministry of Education curriculum
adjustments, urging local governments to boycott textbooks based on the new guidelines.
Representatives from 21 organizations urged the ministry to withdraw the adjustments, publish relevant meeting records and draft new rules mandating public participation in future changes.
Changes to high-school social studies curriculum guidelines announced last year by the ministry fueled controversy over what critics called ideological bias and an opaque design process.
The ministry is appealing a court decision ordering the release of committee member names, meeting transcripts and voting records for the adjustments. [FULL STORY]