Dictionary of Dutchness


The Landelijk Aktie Komitee Scholieren (LAKS) is an organisation of, for and run by secondary school students. LAKS is best known for its hotline for complaints about exams – it gets around 80,000 a year. Some of these are a little bizarre. For example there was a call from a girl who said the exam supervisor was so handsome he put her off her work. Then there was the Protestant boy who refused to answer a question about homosexuality and two complaints from pupils with such difficult maths questions that their calculators seized up. Yeah right.

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