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Holland: students protest against 'dumbing down'

No Child Left Behind? - Tomorrow, Nov. 30th 2007, pupils in the whole country again will protest against the 'dumbing down' via their schools: they want 'quality' in their education. Not the government prescribed 'quantity' of 1040 school hours. The present school system - according to a dutch education professor - is dangerous.
WHY ARE THE DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUING?

FPF - AMSTERDAM - November 29th 2007 - The 'government' in The Netherlands - the buffer between the people and the multinationals which only care about profit, not human beings - and especially the so called 'minister of education' Ronald Plasterk, seems to be really afraid of the umpteenth demonstration by the country's pupils. It must be their bad consience, because on Thursday they threatened the rightful would-be student protesters with heavy fines too.

The country wide demonstrators act again against the dumbing down through the imported and 'invented' school systems of the past decades. "A total failure" as the 'governments' - which along global lines planned the 'education' misery - have admitted. But they have not yet changed the system, and keep following US/UK plans.*

The 'government' has warned through their major and compliant media collaborators ''that pupils which demonstrate, without a permission by their schools, can be fined up to 2250 Euro.'' Mayor Job Cohen of Amsterdam and his group - who rightfully are afraid too - says he and his people 'are not very happy' that the demonstrations on Friday are taking place in the center of Amsterdam.*

THE GOVERNMENT'S 'COUNTER FORCES' WILL - AS USUAL AND THROUGH PROVOCATING AGENTS, LIKE IN OTHER COUNTRIES - START 'VIOLENT INCIDENTS' IT IS EXPECTED. 'FALSE FLAG' OPERATIONS, FOR WHICH THE PROTESTERS - VIA THE GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA IN THE MAJOR MEDIA - OF COURSE WILL BE BLAMED. LIKE IS DONE TO THE FIGHTING PEOPLE IN FRANCE AND GERMANY, WHO REFUSE TO BE DEGRADED TOO. THE RESISTANCE IS GROWING EVERYWHERE, IN THE EUROPEAN UNION TOO, BUT THE PLUTOCRATS' MASS MEDIA WON'T SHOW THE REAL FIGHTING GOING ON. THEY ARE AFRAID PEOPLE START THINKING FOR THEMSELVES.

It must be understood however, and contrary to what most major media publish, that the protest is not about lowering the 1040 hours spent at school, which already through the protests have been lowered to 1000 (one thousand) hours in the class room. It is about the fact that the teaching through the years has severely 'dumbed down' nearly everybody in The Netherlands school system, and in society as well.

FUTURE TEACHERS: 12% HAS LANGUAGE AND MATH DIFFICULTIES

It is for instance referred to information about the fact that 12% (twelve percent) of the students from the PABO schools, where they are supposed to be learning more to educate and be the future teachers, that they can NOT count correctly or speak the dutch language properly. And those people are going to teach the children?

An investigation has also shown that half (50%) of the nursing personnel in the hospitals etc. doesn't know how to count correctly either. They do NOT know the difference between for instance one milligram or a centigram. One milliliter, a centimeter or a deciliter. And let's not talk about oz. etc. According to 'official' figures, at present between 1700 and 1800 people a year die because of 'medical faults'. Those are so called 'official' figures, so reality must be much worse, as always with those statistics. Anybody can draw their own conclusions.

The man paid to do the job and steer the education, mr. Ronald Plasterk, in a last ditch attempt promised he would get together one billion euros to raise the salaries of the teachers. Money Plasterk will never find because he is not supposed to, but it'll function as the usual and stupid excuse to keep the teachers at bay. "It's under investigation, you know?" Most of the student unions - like all unions - are heavily infiltrated, and thus nearly made powerless. That was part of the deseducation plan too.

The pupils on the other hand used - and use - their cell phones and messages via Internet to communicate. And many don't give a damn about the 'infiltraitors' or the 'sell out' so called 'government'. That's why the 'managers' of The Netherlands are scared and are trying to keep the number of against their rules protesting people traveling to Amsterdam, as low as is possible. Imagine the arrogance and illegal chutzpa: they threaten to fine people which they are supposed to, and paid for, to represent! In an usurped country which already suffers 'Apartheid' and an enormous restriction of civil liberties, something which this 'prostituting political personnel' is guilty of too. - Url.:  http://www.no2id-handf.org.uk/dutchfpf.htm

LEARNING NOTHING WHEN AT SCHOOL

"This 'new teaching' is harmful for the students" explained professor Greetje van der Werf, an expert teaching education knowledge at the University of Groningen. She had been asked by the [tax paid] members of parliament to explain the system at a parliamentary hearing concerning 'reform' in the educational system. "The pupils are kept confused, and will learn still less than before. They will understand less." she said.

Van der Werf: "This new system leads to a complete disorder and is emptying the schools, of which the most extreme form is a totally deserted school." she said. In Holland, with its 16,5 million inhabitants, at least to most of the pupils and students it's clear that the old Dutch slogan "If you keep them stupid, I'll keep'm poor." - after all those centuries of abusing human beings - must stop. As said: They want quality in their schooling, they want to learn something: that's why they protest. They want a human society and not the present inhuman one: run by a mafia of malafide money makers, trying to turn everybody else into a commercial zombie.

In the article quoted below, published by the dutch 'state' propaganda channel 'Radio Nederland Wereldomroep' - I've worked for them, but had to stop: they forgot most about honest journalism - the poison is as usual in the tail.

According to this writer, de Jong - who clearly wants to keep his job as a propagandist at RNW - there is 'Little to complain about' in Holland. Which is definitely not true in a country where the average people pay the highest taxes in the world, and the big companies nothing. Where the average dutch worker works six months a year for his 'personnel' - politicians and their so called civil servants - and their managers? Holland has by its managers been turned into a tax haven.* De Jong writes that ''The Netherlands has no harrowing poverty or lack of prospects. And the fun of rioting without a cause appeals to some students. There will always be people who riot because it's exciting, and looks tough on websites such as YouTube and Hyves. It remains to be seen whether things will calm down, or whether the violence will escalate further."

HOLLAND RICH? FOR WHOM? AT LEAST 11% LIVES IN POVERTY

The fact is that - again according to 'official' figures from the Central Planning Bureau, CBS - at present there is at least eleven percent (11%) of the around 16 million people in Holland, who live in what even CBS calls poverty. During the regime of the present 'sell out' Prime (better said 'Crime') Minister Balkenende and his money mafia, and via the plundered and therefore deteriorating social fabric, billions are stolen and poverty in the Netherlands (#6 on the Forbes list of 'rich' countries) has GROWN with at least one percent a year. It is an inhuman shame that the bleeding of peoples and countries by this abject group goes on. In the dutch language there's a word for what the school system and this malignant regime is practicing: it's called "roofmoord". Meaning robbery and murder in one word. And that's exactly what the multinational financial cartel via the political and tax paid personnel in Holland is doing too. It really is criminal.

RNW's Perro de Jong is at least right when he writes that ''the students protest against pointless classes. Last week a union which represents high school students (LAKS*) eloquently pointed out that what is truly ludicrous is a recent government recommendation to enforce a law which requires students to spend 1,040 hours at school. For one, there is a severe shortage of both qualified and unqualified teachers, so students often find themselves sitting in classrooms where they have nothing to do. Unless one argues that blindly following rules - which make no sense at all - is the most valuable educational lesson for a future career in public service." [ ] 

But that's exactly what has been done: those who do not belong to the plutocracy, the money stealing elite, must blindly follow the rules! And 'public service' is very, very scarce in Holland... What first were 'paid for civil rights', is now doled out as 'favors'. No wonder the people protest, and look for useful lampposts. - [ http://tinyurl.com/2rskpv]

THEY'RE FINDING OUT THAT THERE APPARENTLY ARE TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE: THOSE WHO PAY TAXES AND THOSE WHO LIVE ON IT...

RIDICULOUS METHODS

De Jong: "Last year the government decided that schools which did not enforce the 1,040-hour rule would be fined. LAKS says schools find ridiculous methods to increase the number of hours spent at school in [being] able to avoid the fine. For instance, students are given three hours of homework, which they must complete in the classroom. Or they must spend time sweeping the school yard. Because of the shortage of qualified teachers schools are unable to fill the norm by giving lessons.

Images of the police violence appeared on the Internet and national media. Monday's images of rioting students were also spread by mobile phone cameras. This created a snowball effect." [end excerpt]

It is sincerely hoped by many that the demonstrating people take down this so called 'government', because those puppets - like the medieval so called 'monarchy' myth and their servile clowns - are criminal, corrupt and deadly. They really all deserve every second of their punishment. If they survive the rightful revenge by the abused people.

As a foreign correspondent with more than forty years of global experience, I fully agree that this 'government' is a metastasing cancer within Holland's society: they have not only been degrading education for ages, but everything else as well. Decency (in Dutch 'fatsoen') has nearly become extinct through this inhuman regime, and as long as they can go on, they'll rob the people blind. Stopping this bunch will be a blessing for mankind.

It's a good thing to keep in mind that The Netherlands is a full-time protectorate of the US/UK/NATO junta and its war machine, and the despicable and corrupt creatures of the present dutch regime are fully responsible. According to the law they all are full fledged war criminals which as soon as is possible must be judged, and punished as such.

THE VILE PROPAGANDISTS IN THE MULTINATIONALS MAJOR MEDIA - DERIDING ANY FORM OF CRITICISM OF THE 'GOVERNMENT' AND THE FINANCIAL CARTEL BEHIND THEM THEY KEEP DEFENDING - ARE GUILTY AS HELL TOO.

The students are right in demonstrating their massive contempt for this government's plans.

Like all people, they do not want to be kept stupid, and they do not want to remain poor.

That's why they fight too.

And they are right!


HENK RUYSSENAARS


* Source: Radio Nederland Wereldomroep in English - Url.:  http://www.radionetherlands.nl/currentaffairs/071127-Dutch-school-protests-mc

RELATED LINKS:

* RATING THE 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND' UNITED STATES 'EDUCATION' SYSTEM - Url.:  http://nochildleft.com/2007/jan07fraud.html

* GOOGLE 'SELECTION 'NEWS' RESULTS 1 - 10 OF ABOUT 29 FOR NETHERLANDS STUDENTS' DEMONSTRATIONS. - Url.:  http://tinyurl.com/27r4m7

* WIKIPEDIA - [WHICH BELONGS - LIKE GOOGLE ETC. TO THE US/UK FINANCIAL CARTEL] - ABOUT HOLLAND a.k.a. THE NETHERLANDS - Url.:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands

* HOLLAND IS A 'TAX HAVEN' FOR COCA COLA, GUCCI, IKEA, BONO - and ten thousands of others - Url.:  http://argusoog.yourbb.nl/viewtopic.php?p=1086

* IN DUTCH: ANP IN DE VOLKSKRANT - 27 NOVEMBER 2007: "'NIEUWE LEREN IS SCHADELIJK VOOR LEERLINGEN' - Url.:  link to www.volkskrant.nl

* IN DUTCH TOO: LAKS - INFORMATIE VOOR SCHOLIEREN - Url.:  http://stop1040.laks.nl/

* PABO STUDENTEN ZIJN DOM? - Url.:  http://nieuwsmening.blogse.nl/log/whats-with-the-netherlands/pabo-studenten-zijn-dom.html

* KEEP'M STUPID & POOR: THE GLOBALLY INFAMOUS WAR CRIMINAL & BAD GENIUS, HENRY KISSINGER, THE ADVISER OF THE US/UK WAR MACHINE, REFERRED TO MILITARY MEN AS: "DUMB, STUPID ANIMALS TO BE USED" AS PAWNS FOR FOREIGN POLICY." SOURCE - Url.:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/266114.shtml

* WHY U.S. AMERICANS (AND MANY IN OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE HOLLAND AS WELL) WILL BELIEVE ALMOST ANYTHING THEIR 'GOVERNMENT' AND PROPAGANDA MEDIA TELL THEM - Url.:  http://www.rense.com/general78/believe.htm

* THE GLOBAL ELITE: WHO ARE THEY? - Url.:  http://tinyurl.com/2y5854

* AMERICA (PLUS THE EUROPEAN UNION, AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA, JAPAN ETC. ETC.) PLUNDERED BY THE GLOBAL ELITE - Url.:  http://tinyurl.com/2gfynw

* THE STATE OF OUR WORLD IN RELATED LINKS - Url.:  http://tinyurl.com/2ncumy

* IT'S DANGEROUS TO BE RIGHT, WHEN YOUR GOVERNMENT IS WRONG. - VOLTAIRE

* MAMARAZZI WEB SITE: FOR ARTISTS - PHOTOGRAPHERS AND OTHER BEAUTY LOVERS - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/2k3ehh

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Harry Potter 13.Dec.2007 03:53

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I went to the same high school (where I learnt about children's norms and values) as prime minister Balkenende of the Netherlands. Hadn't I been kicked from school then (for good), I would have been prime minister now! It is fortunate (at least for me) I am not prime minister.
Not being unintelligent I could easily draw a line between school and society, and what I learnt in this way this has come true. Society still expels and discriminates me, as did this school. Likewise it has expelled the soul from its system.
Balkenende was initially compared with Harry Potter which he was not; he only looks like him.
I was Harry Potter - another example of how simple analogies work practically, but also superficially by the spirit of the time: materialism.
There is a reason for everything. But Cosmos and the Super Mundane prescribe the course of events.
The Netherlands have a school system which has been in trouble in trying to organise, well meaning, equality, but having achieved mediocrity, a problem of today also elsewhere, and not only at school.
Superficially seen, globalisation has good and bad sides, but particular national or local qualities developed over the centuries are disappearing and enhance a flattening of ability.
A new school system was created in the Netherlands at the time of the enforced independence of its (South American) colony Surinam (which meant three quarters of the Surinam population fled their country to the Netherlands), and its formula of equality was associated from the start with a post-colonial ideal of non-hierarchical principles in society, which seems to not have succeeded (but perhaps not entirely failed).
Although flattered up, slavery and subservience became the norm, obliging, for everyone. Both freedom and solidarity became double minded. This alienation is the real killer at school and in society.
Fortunately I was kicked from school, for I got to search for an escape from this trend, and met Jiddu Krishnamurti in this way, and I went to London, England, in 1977, where I was introduced to no school- but world teacher. All this was the basis of my interest in Maitreya and a new era community.
As society also the school system of today reflects a disintegration of the old forms.
New forms cannot be successfully developed without some leading inspiration; there is a difference although between leading and ruling, inspiring and instilling.
And as Krishnamurti said: "Following (or copying, memorising) is not intelligence."
Dutch society does not look so much like a high school but rather elementary school.
Society in general has lost the way.
The teacher knocks but does not force an open door.
Barricades don't help either.
We can still choose until there is no choice left. But don't expel a messenger with valuable information and a road map.
Look at the optimistic signs and act on these now this is still original, before these signs are gone and we can only follow to save ourselves.