Mess and closures: teachers and parents concerned about new school year

In the schools threatens after the summer holidays, in the opinion of the German teachers ' Association a "big mess". The President of the Association, Heinz

Mess and closures: teachers and parents concerned about new school year

In the schools threatens after the summer holidays, in the opinion of the German teachers ' Association a "big mess". The President of the Association, Heinz-Peter Meidinger said. He also fear "a further Phase of uncertainty and friction losses in the operation of the school". The policy of pressing on with the full operation of the schools, to be without it, or on any continuation of the distance education sufficiently prepared. "It is asserted by the state governments that they are prepared for all possible scenarios, but that's not true," said the Association's President.

Baden-Württemberg is this Thursday as the last state in the summer holidays, while in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern starts on next Monday for the new school year. Several other States start a short time later. The education Ministers of the States had agreed before the summer, in the new school year again, the regular operation of the schools and to avoid the distance rule with the restriction: "if it allows the Infection". In mid-July they had submitted a new Hygiene concept.

hygiene rules of little practical use

Meidinger criticized, for a full operation, without the spacing rules of the teachers were absent. Teacher unions estimate that up to 20 percent of the teachers belong to the risk group and for classroom teaching could be. Also the hygiene rules of the Ministers of culture of the countries the schools are criticized as being of little practical use, for example, the default, regular "intensive" shock zulüften.

"In many schools the Windows are not or only to a gap in the higher class rooms for safety reasons open," said Meidinger. In addition, the idea of fixed groups of learning, perhaps in primary schools is feasible, but hardly at a high school with a course system, where students are constantly, along with other classmates was.

principle of hope

the Federal government of the parents ' looks with skepticism on the of the States of the scheduled resumption of the regular operation of the schools in the new academic year. Although parents safe, wanted, and nationwide presence instruction, said Chairman Stephan Wassmuth. Due to the pandemic, we assume that there are going to be expected to be regional due to maybe even re-surface deck-closing school closings.

Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 03:20

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