Primary schools are not hard up

Some 90% of the Netherlands’ primary schools have too much money saved up in their reserves, according to teaching union AOb.

The impression that schools are hard up, that there is no money to clean the toilets or buy electronic blackboards is misplaced in most cases the union said in the latest edition of education sector magazine Onderwijsblad.
In 2006, the country’s 1,200 primary schools had total reserves of €2.1bn, money which should be invested in education, the union said.

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