"Money for schoolbooks is insufficient"

9th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

9 May 2007, AMSTERDAM – The cabinet is not setting enough money aside for the free school books it has promised. A small majority of schools says the funds allotted are insufficient, Trouw reports.

9 May 2007

AMSTERDAM – The cabinet is not setting enough money aside for the free school books it has promised. A small majority of schools says the funds allotted are insufficient, Trouw reports.

Many independent secondary schools and large school systems say that the EUR 308 per student is not enough to cover the costs of books. They fear that the quality of education they offer will be compromised.

9 percent of schools on the other hand say that books have cost them less than EUR 308 per student and that they will have money left over.

School books are to be provided free of cost to students starting in 2008 at the earliest.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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