Before reading the article, it was my believe that an education committee was highly involved with trained professionals at the helm. They hand pick subjects and topics for the curriculum.
After reading the article, I realize that the committee is primarily not made up entirely of education professionals. Some business and industry leaders can have a say in what is taught. While students and teachers have no or little say in what is taught. Issues involving what is also added in the curriculum between various controversial topics like sexual education or religious studies. This is what makes it very political because it will eventually connect with some form of policy by the government.