Thuringia: BLF: Holter open to abolition

Erfurt (dpa/th) - Thuringia's Education Minister Helmut Holter (left) has nothing against abolishing the tests for special performance assessment (BLF) in Thuringia.

Thuringia: BLF: Holter open to abolition

Erfurt (dpa/th) - Thuringia's Education Minister Helmut Holter (left) has nothing against abolishing the tests for special performance assessment (BLF) in Thuringia. "I'm open to the discussion. And if the majority is in favor of abolishing the BLF, then I think it can be abolished," Holter told the German Press Agency on Friday. The MDR had previously reported. However, it must be regulated that high school students also receive an equivalent Realschule certificate when they switch from the tenth to the eleventh grade.

While tenth graders at Thuringian grammar schools are currently taking the special performance assessment exams, in other federal states moving from tenth to eleventh grade is sufficient to later get the certificate of secondary school leaving certificate. The BLF was introduced in Thuringia in response to the Erfurt shooting spree in 2002. One of the reasons for the crime was that the perpetrator was expelled from school without a degree.

According to Holter, it is still completely open whether the BLF could be abolished in the coming year. In the state parliament, among other things, a CDU draft law to change the school law will be discussed next week. "From my point of view, the topic of special performance assessment must be on the agenda," said Holter. Then the topic would have to be discussed in the committee and with those affected in the hearing process.

As he knows from the parliamentary area, the majority is in favor of abolishing the BLF and combining a secondary school certificate with the transition to the eleventh grade, Holter said. Green parliamentary group leader Astrid Rothe-Beinlich tweeted: "The

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