Magdeburg (dpa / sa) - In 47 theses, representatives of students, teachers, school authorities and the state government have made central demands on educational policy in the coming years.

Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff and Education Minister Marco Tullner (CDU) presented the results of the consultations called “school peace” on Thursday at a press conference.

Tullner praised the broad consensus that the participants had achieved.

The theses are divided into seven core areas, including teacher pay, digitization and school infrastructure. The participants are demanding, among other things, a school construction plan, a working time account for teachers and a reform of the teacher training course. Tullner and Haseloff spoke of technical results that were not ideologically shaped and therefore valid across party lines. The "school peace" was brought into being by Tullner after a referendum for more teachers in Saxony-Anhalt had failed.

The problem of the shortage of teachers was not solved by the thesis paper, said critics.

For example, the state chairman of the education union GEW, Eva Gerth, criticized the fact that the paper does not stipulate a relationship between the number of students and the number of teachers and educational staff.

"We would have liked that," said Gerth.

The fixed personnel key was a central requirement of the referendum.

The primary school association, which, like the GEW, had participated in the deliberations, distanced itself from the theses on Thursday.

The association announced that they were too timid, vague and backward-looking.


Criticism also came from within the ruling coalition.

In a press release, the SPD criticized the fact that the problem of teacher shortages had been left out.

Top candidate Katja Pähle called the term “school peace” a smoke candle.

The Greens welcomed some parts of the paper, but also criticized it as imprecise.

Criticism also came from the left.

The main problems of the school system were not even on the agenda during the deliberations, criticized the left-wing spokesman for education policy, Thomas Lippmann.

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