Düsseldorf (dpa/lnw) - More than two weeks after the state elections, teachers and parents in North Rhine-Westphalia are demanding more inclusion and equal payment for teachers from the future government. "It is absolutely central to increase the attractiveness, especially where the shortage of teachers is particularly great," said Ayla Çelik, chairwoman of the education union GEW in North Rhine-Westphalia at the request of the German Press Agency. In the first 100 days, a new state government must introduce A13 for all teachers. "That would be a measure that is non-negotiable for us," says Çelik.
The State Parents' Conference (LEK) in North Rhine-Westphalia also wants changes in relation to teachers. The training and further education of teachers as well as recruitment and payment must be revised, "through more commitment and equal pay for equal work," said Chairwoman Anke Staar.
The LEK draws a red line when it comes to inclusion. There shouldn't be any redevelopment there. Demands and support for all pupils must be "achieved through more staff and space" and above all "in the middle of society and through social participation and no exclusion", says Staar. An education policy is needed that focuses on the needs of everyone.