Monday, 17 June 2013 - 08:18
Parents Sue Schools Quicker
Parents who have a conflict with the leadership of the school which their child attends, increasingly begin legal proceedings for getting their right. The number of court cases about education has increased by more than 40 percent between 2010 and 2012. Those figures were presented by legal expenses insurer Achmea on Sunday in a broadcast by KRO Brandpunt. The conflicts between parents and schools are, for example, the school advice, a suspension or behavior of the children. Jos Sewalt, Achmea Legal Director, said that the number of cases submitted to his company are the tip of an iceberg. "Parents are increasingly willing to get their right." In addition, 85 percent of the school directors thinks that parents take increasingly harder position towards schools. According to a survey of KRO Brandpunt and union CNV, 65 percent thinks that this is at the expense of the quality of education. "We see a reification and hardening of parents towards education. Parents blame schools more often about and increasingly sue their child's school," said Helen van den Berg, president of CNV Education in Brandpunt.