The Onderwijsraad (education council) was set up in 1919 and is an independent advisory body which makes recommendations to the government, MPs and local authorities on education policy and legislation. The council has recently recommended more mixed ability schools and tougher exam standards, saying children whose scores in the Dutch, English or maths final school exams are ‘inadequate’ should be considered to have failed.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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