In the Netherlands there is an ongoing discussion on how we could improve our education. A panel of 10 educators came up with the following suggestions:

  1. improve image of the teacher
  2. more opportunities to grow for teachers, but make sure you name and shame when teachers don’t achieve
  3. don’t just look at the marks of pupils but also take his/her social skills into account
  4. improve school management
  5. train teachers to deal with (socio-cultural) differences
  6. offer different exam levels to pupils; allow pupils to take exams per subject at the highest possible level
  7. less is more, reduce class sizes

What are your views on this?