One primary school in Utrecht will have Minions helping Sinterklaas this year, instead of Zwarte Piet. After SPO Utrecht, an organization that governs 33 public elementary schools in the city, banned Zwarte Piet due to racism, the schools had to come up with different ways to handle the Sinterklaas celebration this year
31 percent of teachers are being bullied. Mostly by students, but parents, colleagues and the school board also participate in bullying.
The number of children attending public school is shrinking rapidly. In 2012 there were one and a half million children attending public school, in 2025 there are 100 thousand less - a decrease of 7 percent.