On Thursday, Christina Egelund, Minister for Higher Education and Science, from Moderaterne (The Moderates) presented the first batch of the government’s long awaited – and dreaded – education reform plans. They include vast changes to Denmark’s education system that, according to the government, will strengthen the Danish workforce.
In the spring of 2020, political science associate professor Mads Dagnis Jensen, like many others, was celebrating the end of lockdown drinking a beer with some fellow political science researchers in Christianshavn.
At a time when just about everyone was comparing different governments’ Covid-19 measures, you can bet that these comparative politics nerds also were.
“Why don’t we write a book,” one of his colleagues suggested.
Denmark has a new government. After 42 days of negotiations, acting prime minister and leader of the Social Democrats Mette Frederiksen finally presented her new three-party coalition government on Wednesday. Among the policies the new government plans to roll out is an extensive education reform that has been widely debated over the last months.