Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Minister: Many Education Reforms Have Failed

Minister of Education Ronald Plasterk, in a letter to Parliament, has admitted that educational reforms over the last twenty years have shortchanged both students and teachers. Plasterk says that schools were unjustifiably overloaded with new ambitions and desires. The government combined innovations with cuts in expenditure, it interfered in didactics and made too many changes too fast. He added that some of the innovations were disastrous for the weakest pupils.

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