Educational curriculum is a specialised field. However, the coordinator of the latest curriculum change, Wang Xiobo, has a very clear ideological standpoint and openly admitted in the media that one of the purposes for this change was to garner support for the KMT and boost their morale. Therefore, the review process has been highly political and is no longer a specialist issue. Everything should become clear once all the records and minutes of the review meetings are made public.
Given that this is political, [Ministry of Education] should respect the majority view: 70% of the public support a temporary postponement of implementing the new curriculum, 63% of legislators are against the new curriculum and out of all the cities and counties in Taiwan, only Nantou is going to adopt the new curriculum. In other words, the majority rejects the new curriculum, at least for now. The Court has deemed the lack of transparency over the membership of the curriculum committee and their meeting records as violating procedures. Government agencies should show discipline and first obey the law by retracting the changes in order to stop the controversy.
‘70% of public want the new curriculum postponed, 63% of MPs oppose change. MoE should respect majority view.’
‘Coordinator of curriculum change admits; a purpose for change is to boost KMT morale. This makes the issue political.’