Norway’s Education Minister Brenna: We want to stop the privatization of schools

Tonje BrennaPhoto: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB
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The Norwegian government wants to stop the privatization of the school system, and the Minister of Education and Research Tonje Brenna has asked the Directorate of Education to stop approving new private schools.

“The government is investing in stronger public schools for all, and we will stop the privatization of the school that we saw under the previous government,” Minister of Education Tonje Brenna (AP) noted in a statement to NTB.

Since 2015, roughly 35 such schools have been approved. The Directorate of Education has received eight applications that are up for processing. 

“Until the government has presented a bill and the Norwegian parliament (Storting) has considered it, we will freeze the processing of applications for private schools. These applications will be processed when new legislation is in place,” Brenna stated.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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