#becauseweareworthit - #wantwijzijnhetwaard
Long story short: Flemish colleges aren't getting the resources they deserve.
A petition was set up, to increase the budget, and they need YOU to sign it.
No matter where you're from, or how old you are, your support is much appreciated.
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The slightly longer version
The past seven years, the number of college students grew by 33%. The funding however, did not not grow proportionally.
In comparison to seven years ago, the educational system is expected to support 33% more students, with 20% less funding.
The most common, and widely applied 'solution', is to teach bigger groups at a time. Though the campusses don't always have the room to put these bigger groups.
This results in classrooms, that usually hold 40 people, being crammed with 60+ students. Chairs and tables are being taken from other rooms, in order to have a place to sit. Sadly, some students don't always have a table, and spend 2 hours taking notes on their laps.
On some occasions, students have sat on the floor during the entire class.
A shortage of professors and other personnel is of course only one of many problems this limited budget brings with it.