On this page I will list links to a selection of my recent media appearances and/or blog posts. Most of it will be in Dutch.
♦ “Geef nu de ontwikkeling van kinderen voorrang en laat de scholen open.” De Volkskrant, November 25, 2021.
♦ Nakijken, a weekly sociological recap of the documentary series Klassen for Sociale Vraagstukken (2020-20- De Volkskrant, January 26, 2020.
♦ “Middenschooldebat kan wel wat feiten gebruiken.” De Volkskrant, January 26, 2020.
♦ “Verdeling onderzoeksgeld moet eerlijker en directer.” De Volkskrant, June 23, 2019.
♦ “Schaf het aanvragen van onderzoeksbeurzen af.” De Volkskrant, October 4, 2018.
♦ “De suprematie van de bèta’s: hoe het onderzoeksgeld in Nederland verdeeld wordt.” Stuk Rood Vlees, July 12, 2018.
♦ “Mattheüseffecten bij het verkrijgen van NWO-beurzen.” Stuk Rood Vlees, April 24, 2018.
♦ “Waarom het loon van CEOs zoveel sneller groeit dan bedrijfswinst.” Stuk Rood Vlees, March 9, 2018.
♦ “Is more vocational education the answer?” OECD Today, July 19, 2016.
♦ “CPB-advies geeft blijk van economische tunnelvisie.” De Volkskrant, June 22, 2016.
♦ “Kansrijk Onderwijsbeleid: De economische tunnelvisie van het CPB.” Stuk Rood Vlees, June 20, 2016.
♦ “De digitale revolutie van Jaap Dronkers.” Stuk Rood Vlees, April 7, 2016.
♦ “Een glazen plafond voor vrouwen in de wetenschap? Verkenning van twee alternatieve verklaringen.” Stuk Rood Vlees, November 24, 2015.
♦ “De methodologische tekortkomingen van de CITO-lijst van RTL.” Stuk Rood Vlees, September 18, 2013.
News coverage (last updated September 2020)
♦ September 2020: NRC Handelsblad interviewed me about inequality of educational opportunities and the Corona crisis.
♦ August 2020: I was interviewed by Nieuwsuur about learning deficits and the re-opening of schools after the summer break.
♦ June 2020: For Nieuwsuur I participated in an item on how secondary schools responded differently to the corona crisis.
♦ April 2020: I was interviewed on television by Nieuwsuur and Jeugdjournaal about my research on homeschooling during the Covid-19 crisis.
♦April/May 2020: My research on homeschooling was covered in print by, a.o., NOS, NRC Handelsblad, de Volkskrant, Financieele Dagblad, de Correspondent, Leeuwarder Courant, Metro Belgie, and la Repubblica.
♦ I was interviewed about my research on homeschooling two podcasts: Stuk Rood Vlees and Onder Media Doctoren.
♦ April 2020: I was interviewed by KennisLink about the new datacollection on homeschooling during the Corona outbreak.
♦ January 2020: Interviewed by het Parool about inequality of educational opportunities.
♦ November 2019: I was interviewed about school-to-work linkages by Algemeen Dagblad.
♦ April 2019: I was interviewed about our ASR study on school-to-work linkages by NRC Handelsblad, Het Financieele Dagblad, and Folia.
♦ September 2018: I was interviewed by NRC Handelsblad on the issues that were not discussed at Prinsjesdag.
♦ April 2018: For our study on the Matthew Effect in science funding I was interviewed by Nature, Science, de Volkskrant, Trouw, NRC Handelsblad, BNR Nieuwsradio, the Scientist, Phys.org, Folia, Scienceguide, Chemistry World, amongst others.
♦ April 2018: I was interviewed by de Volkskrant on segregation in education.
♦ April 2017: In an interview with de Volkskrant I talked about educational inequality and the role of schools.
♦ April 2016: I was interviewed by NRC Handelsblad on polarisation between the high and low educated in the Netherlands.
In 2021 I recorded a video for the Universiteit van Nederland on how to repair learning loss because of school closures.
In 2020 I was interviewed in Nieuwsuur about my research on homeschooling:
Scholen doen hun best om kwetsbare leerlingen te bereiken. ‘Het is belangrijk ook in deze relatief korte periode deze leerlingen te bereiken’, zegt onderzoeker Thijs Bol. #Nieuwsuur pic.twitter.com/Pv3dqwZcOr— nieuwsuur (@Nieuwsuur) April 30, 2020