School year repeats should be replaced with extra classes: union

Pupils who fail to pass some school subjects and have to repeat a year should be given extra tuition in the subjects they need help in instead, according to the CNV teaching union.

Thousands of pupils are forced to repeat a school year because of weaknesses in some areas. But the CNV says the government could save €350m by offering extra classes instead.
The union has reached agreement with the education ministry to run an experiment allowing failing pupils to move up to the next year in a number of schools, the Telegraaf reports.

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