Education Levels Unacceptably Low
The Second Chamber of the Parliament has begun an investigation into the new initiatives in the public education introduced in the past twenty years. Paul Morris reports.
31 January 2007
AMSTERDAM — The Second Chamber of the Parliament has begun an investigation into the new initiatives in the public education introduced in the past twenty years, such as spaces for self-learning, preparatory secondary vocational training (vmbo) and the “new learning” plan.
In the words of a D66 spokesperson, “education has reached an unacceptably low level”.
*quote1*Initiated by the Labour Party (PvdA), the first investigation will begin on Thursday this week. One of the questions is why the reformed educational system still leaves the parents, the teachers and the students unsatisfied.
For the PvdA, the investigation may reap unpleasant results, as most of the reforms had been led by its fellow party-members – Jacques Wallage, Karin Adelmund, Tineke Netelenbos, and Jo Ritzen.
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Besides the PvdA, the Socialist Party (SP), the Party for Freedom (de Partij voor de Vrijheid), the Green Left Party (GroenLinks) and the Democrats-66 (D66) – a total of 77 parliamentarians – supported the investigation initiative.
The Christian Democrats (CDA) and the Christian Union (ChristenUnie) said they saw no added value in yet another investigation and evaluation of the past. They spoke for immediate problem solving instead.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
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