'Re-Introduce Ethnicity as Education Subsidy Criteria’
THE HAGUE, 13/09/13 - The ethnic composition of the pupils should form the basis for the amount of subsidy that schools receive, advises the Education Council in recommendations presented to the Lower House on Thursday.
The ethnicity factor has no longer been taken into account since 2006 in the allocation of ‘backward funds.’
The Education Council terms this “not a good decision,” because the money flows that go to schools with many “deprived pupils” as a result became too complicated and complex.
The key to distribution should be: The more poorly educated parents, and the more parents of foreign origin, the more money. “Despite a catching-up effort, immigrant pupils still lag behind substantially.”