Should children take subjects at the level that suits them after the third year, in addition to the Later Selection, Better Differentiation advice of the education council?
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Every child has the right to adequate education, but in the current education system in the Netherlands inequality of opportunity exists. When the advice of the Education Council is followed, inequality of opportunity up to the third grade will be combated. But with the old system is reinstated after the third grade, inequality of opportunity will arise again. It is therefore important to introduce a system after the third grade in which children receive appropriate education. To establish this, I argue that it is necessary to provide personal education, whereby children can follow subjects at the level that suits them. The capability of choice, the factor of participation, and the inequality of opportunity which can be understood as structural injustice, must therefore be properly explained. These three factors are closely related. Allowing this to play a big role in policy-making regarding education, will contribute to combating inequality of opportunity and better education for every child. Shadow education also shows the added value of personal education on results. Through this line of inquiry, I found that personal education is important because it contributes to the proper development of each child's capabilities. This allows me to conclude that personal education, in the shape of taking courses at the level that fits the child, should also take place after the third grade.