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Hundreds oppose revised curriculum

‘DE-TAIWANIZE’:A public petition describes the ‘adjustments’ as an attempt to bring back an authoritarian system of education and distort the minds of Taiwanese kids

By Stacy Hsu  /  Staff writer

Separately, a group of teachers of civics and society from various high schools said they plan to take a series of protest actions starting next week to demand that the ministry hold off on implementing the new curriculum.

Chou Wei-tung (周威同), a teacher of civics and society at National Taitung Girls’ Senior High School, told the Chinese-language Liberty Times, (the Taipei Times’ sister paper), that they are seeking to communicate with the ministry face to face.

The protests against the national education curriculum in Hong Kong last year was driven by students, and Taiwan is facing a similar situation, with the state attempting to monopolize education, Chou said.

He said the group has decided to take action to let the public’s voice be heard.

Additional reporting by Shih Hsiu-chuan

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