Wed, Aug 01, 2012 - Page 8 News List

EDITORIAL: Teach facts, don’t whitewash them

The uproar in Hong Kong should serve as food for thought for President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and his government, who want to revise the Taiwanese curriculum to include contentious subjects such as the so-called “1992 consensus.”

The nature of what is taught to children in our schools needs to be subject to open and transparent debate, to be based on fact and respectful of dissenting opinions, to steer away from contentious ideas and to encompass, as much as possible, the prevailing consensus within society.

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