Nope, it’s just a proposal so far. According to the article, some folks on the arts side of the Political Consultation Congress have written a letter calling for some level of traditional character (繁體字) education in elementary schools in China, arguing that some knowledge of traditional Chinese characters is necessary for people to fully understand the language, culture and history of China.
Judging from our observations of our friends, we would say that if formal education fails, watching Taiwanese, Hong Kong, Korean, and Japanese TV shows, along with a healthy dose of Cantopop at the karaoke joint ought to get you started on traditional characters. Most PRC Chinese can read, if not write, traditional characters, but we suppose that’s not the same as being formally educated in the subject. Anyhow, we think that, if it happens, it’d be a step in the right direction. Not as big a step as say democracy and free elections, but we’re really into keeping our expectations low.