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Education provision: certificate of poverty for the state government

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Education presented new figures on the provision of lessons. This continues to fall, is only 96.3 percent. The balance sheet presented is an indictment of the Ministry of Education and the entire state government, says the Education and Science Union. The GEW still sees a lot of potential to avert further massive deterioration for the current and future school years. The officially announced 96 percent supply of lessons means that every tenth lesson is canceled without replacement due to illness, school trips and other vacancies. The state government could no longer guarantee more than a full year of the twelve-year compulsory education. At some schools, the pupils actually lose three complete years of their training, according to the GEW. “After these figures, nobody in the state needs to wonder why Saxony-Anhalt scores so badly in many school comparisons. The teachers are no less motivated here, the students are no more stupid than anywhere else. Only the state government seems to have lacked the motivation and ideas for a real change of direction for years, ”said Eva Gerth, chairwoman of the GEW Saxony-Anhalt, today in Magdeburg. The state still has a lot of potential for modern teaching and recruiting think. "Even with the new job advertisement proudly announced today, a number of positions will remain vacant as long as all measures for improved and reliable working conditions in schools are not taken," said Gerth. Equal pay for primary school teachers would be an important step here, but the envisaged round of cuts in the reduction hours would be highly counterproductive. Everywhere there is resistance to the helpless and chaotic actions of the state government. This is exemplified by the efforts for a referendum, many parents' initiatives against the shortage and tomorrow's event at the Martin Luther University in Halle against the shortage of lecturers in teacher training at the university.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Education presented new figures on the provision of lessons. This continues to fall, is only 96.3 percent. The balance sheet presented is an indictment of the Ministry of Education and the entire state government, says the Education and Science Union.

The GEW still sees a lot of potential to avert further massive deterioration for the current and future school years. The officially announced 96 percent supply of lessons means that every tenth lesson is canceled without replacement due to illness, school trips and other vacancies. The state government could no longer guarantee more than a full year of the twelve-year compulsory education. At some schools, the pupils actually lose three complete years of their training, according to the GEW.

“After these figures, nobody in the state needs to wonder why Saxony-Anhalt scores so badly in many school comparisons. The teachers are no less motivated here, the students are no more stupid than anywhere else. Only the state government seems to have lacked the motivation and ideas for a real change of direction for years, ”said Eva Gerth, chairwoman of the GEW Saxony-Anhalt, today in Magdeburg.

The country still has a lot of potential to think about teacher training and recruitment in a modern way. "Even with the new job advertisement proudly announced today, a number of positions will remain vacant as long as all measures for improved and reliable working conditions in schools are not taken," said Gerth. Equal pay for primary school teachers would be an important step here, but the envisaged round of cuts in the reduction hours would be highly counterproductive. Everywhere there is resistance to the helpless and chaotic actions of the state government. This was exemplified by the efforts for a referendum, many parents' initiatives against the shortage and tomorrow's event at the Martin Luther University in Halle against the shortage of lecturers in teacher training at the university.