Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:02
Class sizes too big, say teachers
Today teachers presented a list of requests to Minister Jet Bussemaker of educations. These wishes includes smaller classes, cleaner schools and more attention to special needs pupils. Three quarters of the 400 teachers who presented the list found that classes are too big. "One in six groups in primary and secondary school has 30 pupils or more." Union Teachers in Action (Leraren in Actie - LIA) explains. The high administrative workload is also a problem for teachers. It leaves them with too little time to give special needs pupils the help they need. Today Bussemamker will be in the classroom herself to give a lesson, in the frame work of the Day of the Teacher. "To experience for herself how beautiful the profession of teachers is." says union LIA.