Schools in social hotspots are particularly under pressure. So they could get more jobs. Baden-Württemberg now wants to start a test phase.
Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - Schools in social hotspots should also be better equipped and funded in Baden-Württemberg. This should give children and young people more equal opportunities, regardless of their parents' home. The black-green state cabinet in Stuttgart wants to approve plans for a test phase this Tuesday. After that, Minister of Education Theresa Schopper (Greens) will present the key points (12.00 p.m.).
The minister had already promoted the concept in the summer. Studies and trends show that a poorly equipped parental home puts a strain on benefits, said Schopper. However, the income situation of the parents should not be the decisive factor for education. Federal states such as Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia have already announced similar plans.
The alliance of Greens and CDU also promises a "social index-based distribution of resources" in the coalition agreement. The aim is to have a precise influence on which resources a school receives, for example for equipment or support. Particular attention should be paid to the development of key skills in German and mathematics in order to achieve minimum standards. In addition, "multi-professional teams" should be used in elementary schools.
The elementary school association of Baden-Württemberg promotes this. A social index has already proven itself in smaller models, said board member Edgar Bohn. However, the resources should not simply be relocated, but would have to "come on top of it". The Education and Science Union (GEW) made a similar statement. The state government could also be braver, said state chairwoman Monika Stein of the dpa. "So far she only wants to bake small rolls." The forecast for the need for teachers in October resulted in a need for an additional 1,900 jobs.