You used to get extra money for playing in Scotland because it was so dangerous.Francis Rossi
Me: yes hallo
Lady: Hi good evening I'm working for survey company X
Me: okay and what can I do for you?
Lady: we are performing a nationwide survey and are trying to interview as many Danes as possible
Me: but I'm not a Dane
Me: I'm sorry?
Lady: so you are not Dane?
Me: nope, that's what I said, but more than half of my income is going to the Danish state so start with your questions and I will be happy to answer them for you.
Lady: where are you from?
Me: the Netherlands
Lady: so you are not a Dane?
Me: nope but I have a Danish drivers license
Lady: what is the Netherlands?
Me: gotta go now - Adios
A lot has been said about the Danish school system which is funded through taxation rather than tuition fees. Many people (not the least in the rest of Europe) consider it as an example system - education “free of charge” can only lead to a well educated society.
But although loads of money is spent on education, Denmark belongs to the bottom of the EU when it comes to the number of young people with an education after primary school. EU Commission’s recent recommendations put the finger on the Danish educational policy tenderest point: adolescents.
EU Commission’s recent recommendation to the Danish economy marks the country’s largest education-policy fiasco in fluorescent yellow: In 2009, only 70 percent of adolescents/young adults between 20 and 24 years finished a training or education.
The EU average is 78.6 percent.
To make matters worse, Denmark is only three places from a bottom position in the EU when it comes to youth education.
Yep that hurts in a country with almost no resources except “knowledge”.