Plasterk: teachers are top priority

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12 September 2007, THE HAGUE – Education Minister Plasterk will present measures at the end of October to combat the impending shortage of teachers. He has embraced the report from the Rinnooy Kan committee, which stated that teachers should have the prospect of higher salaries.

12 September 2007

THE HAGUE – Education Minister Plasterk will present measures at the end of October to combat the impending shortage of teachers. He has embraced the report from the Rinnooy Kan committee, which stated that teachers should have the prospect of higher salaries.

The committee chaired by Rinnooy Kan says that EUR 1.1 billion is needed for these measures. Teachers should be paid according to their level of education. In particular those who have been university educated should be able to earn more.

Plasterk says he is going to make this topic an absolute top priority. He has not mentioned any figures as of yet, but is not ruling out that the budget for 2008 may have to be revised to accommodate.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

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