Court rules against father in school advice lawsuit

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A primary school in Hazerswoude-Rijndijk does not have to give a pupil an IQ test, the court in The Hague ruled. The girl's father demanded an IQ test in this lawsuit, because he does not agree with the secondary school advice his daughter received, NOS reports.

In his lawsuit, the father argued that an IQ test will be a clearer indicator of his daughter's abilities, because her school performance varied since her parents' divorce. The court ruled that the girl does not have to take an IQ test, partly because her mother - who was not involved in the lawsuit - did not want to cooperate in the test.

The father also said that the school promised to give his daughter an IQ test during a previous meeting. But the school denied this and, according to the judge, the father could not sufficiently prove that this promise was made. 

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