Teachers: Expensive private lessons increasing inequality in education
Almost all Dutch teachers are concerned about expensive private lessons from commercial agencies increasing inequality in education in the Netherlands, according to a survey CNV did among 5,800 teachers, RTL Nieuws reports.
A massive 85 percent of teachers indicated that they are worried about increasing inequality caused by expensive extra lessons. Such extra lessons can range from 20 euros per hour to 70 euros per hour. And not all parents can afford this.
The teachers also understand that many parents, who can afford to do so, opt for extra lessons for their children. The teachers agree that children deserve more time and attention than they can get in a classroom. They blame oversized classes - partially caused by the implementation of the Appropriate Education Act - for the need for extra classes.
CNV will be handing the results of the survey to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, later this week.