While higher education is discussed, let’s turn shortly to the status of the basics.
Above the example of Arduenn, who’s child is wrongly corrected in maths. I find it unbelievable that teachers who cannot even count with their fingers are allowed in class. According to this Elsevier-article of 2006 the level of PABO-students is not all that good: PABO-students from mbo are really bad: Almost 3/4 of them, doesn’t even reach the level of a smart 12-year old student.
If education at that age is that bad, no wonder that students score badly later.