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Education council calls for closure of hundreds of small schools

Thursday 14 February 2013

The education council is recommending the government close hundreds of primary schools because they have fewer than 100 pupils.

At the moment, the minimum number of pupils a school can have is 23. The council says the number of small schools should be cut back because they often provide poor quality education.

Closures are also necessary because of declining rural populations, the council says. In some places, the decline in the number of school age children will reach 20% between now and 2020, the council says.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Total Rubbish, small schools provide excellent personalised education and often high parental involvement. This is only about saving money, it is far cheaper to close a school and let the kids travel further, at their own cost, to a larger school with poor teacher to student ratios. Quality comes from motivated teachers not school size.

By jaycee | 14 February 2013 7:07 PM

@Jaycee, I agree entirely. God forbid we should educate them!

By Monika Earner | 15 February 2013 7:38 PM

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