Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 16:30
Amsterdam continuing fight against Islamic school
Amsterdam has still not given up the fight against a new Islamic school in the city. On Wednesday the Council of State ruled that the municipality has to provide a building by 2017. Now alderman Simone Kukenheim is asking Education State Secretary Sander Dekker to refuse the school financing on the basis of quality standards. "We previously asked the Ministry to legally arrange that the education inspectorate looks at the quality before the school opens. The Board of Education also asked for this", Kukenheim said to Het Parool. The Islamic College Amsterdam was closed in 2010 because the quality was below standard. One of the College's managers then took a seat on the board of the new, yet to be established, school. The Amsterdam city council feels that this is enough reason to be concerned about the quality standards of the new school, according to Parool. "We must at all costs avoid a repeat of the debacle of the previous school", PvdA faction leader Marjolein Moorman said.