Part of Yesterday's Rally in Amsterdam 50,000 teachers rallied in Amsterdam, Holland yesterday during a one day strike against education cuts As well as increasing teachers' working hours and freezing their salaries, the Dutch government is planning to slash almost $400 from special needs provision. According to a report on Education International website, the government may be intending to use some of the money saved from special needs provision to fund performance related pay. A participant in the rally told EI: “Apart from the education minister, there is no teacher in this country asking for extra bonuses. What we want is to teach our children properly and give them the extra attention they need." Despite the massive protests, the Dutch government voted to go ahead with the cuts yesterday, by a narrow majority. According to the Dutch News website, the Education Minister admitted that the cuts would 'hurt'. 5000 jobs will go and there will be fewer places for children with special needs.