Why schools prefer a school administration system

School openings in Corona times : Disadvantaged students are not allowed to be shown

Children can be seen everywhere and mostly sporadically during these times. But they are not where they should be, namely at school.

According to the UN Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), 75 percent of school-age children worldwide are not allowed to go to school due to corona (around 1.5 billion children and young people).

There is also talk of the lasting damage that long school closings can cause for the entire educational biography, especially for primary school students, despite digital lessons.

Because the return to regular lessons in Germany should only be possible after the summer vacation, face-to-face lessons will be available again in German primary schools from Monday (May 4th), albeit limited in time and space.

Finland only started distance learning when all students were technically able to participate

Who first? The Berlin school administration now wants to give preference to "children with special support needs" for the cautious resumption and cites the selection criteria. Learning and language deficits, tight living conditions, hardly any technical equipment available.

[All current developments as a result of the coronavirus pandemic can be found here in our news blog. At this point we will keep you up to date on developments in Berlin in particular]

One is amazed and amazed. Finland, for example, only started distance learning after schools made sure that everyone could participate technically. The Berlin program “Lernbrücken” is now following this insight. Better late than never.

In Berlin, educational success at public schools depends to a large extent on how the parents are positioned: What counts are income, social networking, qualifications, and even more so than in many federal states. Small wallet, little climb.

False proof of a social ethos

Changing this is one of the Senate's central educational policy long-term tasks. But not at the price of showing “disadvantaged students” publicly as evidence of a truly social party sentiment when the schools reopen. Organizing this requires acrobatic excellence from the schools anyway because of the many do's and don'ts.

Primary school is one of the rare places where all children are “relevant for advancement” and learn from one another. Special funding does not have to fall by the wayside.

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