Over 15,000 people signed a petition organised by Education International’s German affiliates, the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), along with the Primary School Association (GSV, German acronym).
The education organisations have made it clear that primary and special needs schools need sufficient time for students, along with their individual support and lessons, especially in the current difficult public health situation.
VBE: Positive signal, but not enough
A positive outcome has been the decision by the NRW Education Ministry not to directly burden schools with the implementation of the new curricula in the coming school year.
GEW: Comprehensive and effective support needed
GSV: Primary schools are at their absolute limit
23 June 2021
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