Shortly before the nationwide day of protest against the poor state of schools next Saturday, the left-wing parliamentary group in the Saxon state parliament has called for an educational turnaround. "If, according to the IFO education barometer, 82 percent see the lack of teachers in Saxony as a very, very serious problem (...), I think these are alarming figures and we have to talk about it," said Left Party MP Luise Neuhaus-Wartenberg on Thursday in the state parliament in Dresden. The way in which in recent weeks and months at the schools with each other was discussed, had "a new quality" - in the negative sense.
The increasing teaching shortfall - now also in core subjects - urgently requires solutions. "Everyone involved is afraid and worried about the future of children and young people," Neuhaus-Wartenberg said. Because of the bad situation at the schools it can come according to the left politician in addition to the fact that humans do not trust the state as functioning structure any longer.
The opinion that something must change at the school system, shared also Kultusminister Christian Piwarz. "An education system stops being good when it no longer develops," said the CDU politician at the end of the debate. However, he also wanted to emphasize that Saxony was ranked first in the education monitor for the 18th year in a row. "That should already also be appreciated and recognized as an achievement of those who work in the education system quite clearly."
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