According to the MR (Mouvement Réformateur) party, the control of the Dutch language among young people in Brussels is not at its optimal level. As such they have proposed to introduce compulsory Dutch classes in French-speaking primary schools.
The MR party proposed a bill to introduce 4 hours of compulsory Dutch classes in French-speaking primary schools. The proposal was signed by 20 MR politicians.
However, there seems to be a shortage of Dutch teachers in French-speaking institutions. Inevitably this would require hiring additional teachers.
Geoffroy Coomans, MP of Brachène stated that, “Bilingualism is clearly an asset for job security. By offering a higher salary, teachers will dare to act faster and this is important for the future of students.”
Others such as Alain Destexhe of MR have added that, “The problem does not lie in teaching hours, but rather in teaching methods.”