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School reform put on ice for one year

21.03.2012 From our online archive
Education minister Mady Delvaux-Stehres has decided to prolong the negotiation phase of the school reform until 2013 to allow for further talks with teachers' associations and students.

(CS) Education minister Mady Delvaux-Stehres has decided to prolong the negotiation phase of the school reform until 2013 to allow for further talks with teachers' associations and students.

The move comes after months of protests following the first detailed plans of the school reform, which saw several changes to the current system, including combining the first two years of “postprimaire” education into one block with no option of failing, as well as an extended written paper. The seven traditional sections of secondary education are also meant to be reduced to two “dominantes.”

Since November, students and teachers alike have regularly protested against the reform, with political parties joining in along the way, such as Déi Gréng asking for an extension on the planning period earlier this week.

In a statement to the teacher's delegation, minister Delvaux-Stehres clarified that she now expects constructive input by the teachers on the reform.