|Secretary of State for Education, Culture and Science|
5 November 2012
|Prime Minister||Mark Rutte|
|Preceded by||Halbe Zijlstra|
9 February 1975
The Hague, Netherlands
|Political party||People's Party for Freedom and Democracy|
|Residence||The Hague, Netherlands|
|Alma mater||Leiden University (M.A. in public administration)|
|Occupation||Politician, civil servant, academic|
Sander Dekker (born 9 February 1975) is a Dutch politician and civil servant of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He has been the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, dealing with higher education, science and knowledge, teachers and culture in the Cabinet Rutte II since 5 November 2012. He previously served as an alderman in The Hague from 2006 to 2012.
Early life and education
Actions as a State Secretary
- Not to demand that new schools represent an ideological direction, such as a religion. New schools could be based on an idea for good education, for instance ICT-based education, green schools, or other innovative concept, as long as sufficient interest exists for such a system.
- To introduce more severe quality controls. Freedom of education should not be a license for bad educational systems.
- (in Dutch) Parlement.com biography
- (in Dutch) Dekker: plezierig gesprek met Rutte, NOS, November 1, 2012.
- (in Dutch) Dekker: omroep van 17 mln Nederlanders, NOS, December 6, 2012.
- (in Dutch) Drs. S. (Sander) Dekker, Parlement & Politiek. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
- "Het is maar wat je vrijheid van onderwijs noemt". Retrieved 2015-07-02.
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