The Netherlands is set to establish an €87m programme to reduce inequality in education over the next three years.
Education minister, Jet Bussemaker, wants to combat the currently “unacceptable” level of inequality in secondary schools across the country by ensuring all students have the same opportunities, regardless of their backgrounds.
The funds will be used to set up programmes to support those students who have limited or no support at home, and also to encourage parental involvement in their children’s education.
The government wants to improve the lot of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them prepare for college and/or university.
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