100 new teachers have been employed in Oslo in a major effort to equalize the differences in the school system in the capital.
In the revised municipal budget for 2019 which the city council presents this week, funding for many teachers is the largest single initiative wrote Aftenposten newspaper. The City Council will set aside NOK 28 million for the rest of the year and NOK 67 million for 2020.
‘’This is the big deal in the budget, both now and in the future’’ said city council leader Raymond Johansen of Arbeiderpartiet (AP).
A count from last year showed that only 44 out of 138 public primary schools had enough teachers. The new funds will go to schools that have failed to reach the minimum standard.
‘’I am very pleased that we have received this, that we have agreed to allocate this money.
This city council is concerned that we should have sufficient teachers, and that we should also provide a levelling through the school system’’ said Inga Marte Thorkildsen of the school board of the Sosialistisk Venstreparti(SV).
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