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Old 08-30-2011, 02:34 PM
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I spent a summer studying in the Netherlands and was fascinated by how a country that is perceived as so liberal has a free market educational system. Currently 70% of students are in independent schools.

I did some searching online and found a good synopsis below:


The Netherlands affords parents the right to choose a school for their child on a nation-wide basis.
Dutch independent schools can be organized in a comparatively liberal manner, leading to a high
degree of competition between schools and greater diversity. The government monopoly on the
provision of education has been removed, providing parents with real choice in the educational
institutions their children attend.

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