Education and culture are necessary for developing modern citizens, but due to political intervention in education over the past years, schools have unduly emphasized outdated dogma and impractical knowledge.
As a result the society has overly materialistic leanings and a preoccupation with narrow and rigid concepts.
The educational system needs to promote independent, creative thinking and an objective knowledge of history and current affairs, while at the same time encouraging social consciousness and traditional culture and values.
Therefore, we propose that the government should:
- Set up an open educational system,
- Maintain non-politicized faculty and academic freedom,
- Attach equal importance to modern and traditional culture,
- Promote awareness of Taiwan’s history and native culture.