Pupils step up pressure on The Hague

28th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

28 November 2007, AMSTERDAM – The National Action Committee for School Students (LAKS) will be presenting the standing committee for education in Parliament a petition with more than 54,000 signatures on Wednesday.

28 November 2007

AMSTERDAM – The National Action Committee for School Students (LAKS) will be presenting the standing committee for education in Parliament a petition with more than 54,000 signatures on Wednesday.

The action committee hopes this will show how many people support lowering the classroom hour requirement, LAKS chairman Sywert van Lienden said on Wednesday.

A week ago LAKS handed over 26,400 signatures to Parliament. Now it has double that number. "School students have provided twice as many signatures, let state secretary Van Bijsterveldt and Parliament take care of doubling the announced reduction to the 1,040 required classroom hours," says chairman Van Lienden.

LAKS wants to use Wednesday to lobby for better education. On Wednesday evening it will be announced whether the national demonstration planned for Friday will go ahead.

LAKS has high expectations for the emergency debate in Parliament on Wednesday. The union for school students hopes that the politicians will show during this debate that they "put quality and tailored solutions above quantity."

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