November 25, 2016 11:12
The education chiefs of 17 cities and provinces have urged the government to halt the publication of controversial state-authored history textbooks.
In a statement Thursday they urged the embattled administration of President Park Geun-hye to scrap the textbooks now Park has been named as an accomplice in the deepening crony scandal.
It added that the Education Ministry is "going against the will of the public" and vowed to do all it can to block the publication of the history texts.
The government accuses current textbooks of leftwing bias, but critics fear that Park's traditionalist administration would only substitute a rightwing bias instead.
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