probably the crucial meeting of the conciliation Committee, among other things, to the digital Pact school, the education and science trade Union (GEW) calls for more Federal funding for education.
“We need buildings, more money for Education,” said the WT-chair Marlis Tepe, the German press Agency in Berlin. “The backlog is huge.” In almost all the cities of additional schools due to the growing number of students is also necessary.
The conciliation Committee of the Bundestag and the Federal Council negotiated this Wednesday more about a basic change in the law, among other things, for the digitalization of schools. Following intensive discussions behind closed doors, is expected according to information from the negotiating circles with a decision. It is expected a recommendation of the conciliation Committee of both chambers. It’s a question of whether, and under what conditions the Federal government may provide to the countries and communities in the future, funding for schools, social housing and transport. The proposed amendment to the basic law to pave the way for the digital Pact school.
The Prime Minister of Bavaria and Hesse, Markus Söder (CSU) and Volker Bouffier (CDU), see great chances for an agreement. “We have found a good compromise,” said Söder the “süddeutsche Zeitung” (Wednesday). “Actually, there is an agreement in the way.” Bouffier said in the newspaper from a “very reasonable compromise”. He assume that he’ll find a broad majority.
Also in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig was confident, “to come to a good agreement”. The SPD politician said the “Rheinische Post” (Wednesday): “We have with what has been prepared, the working group established a good basis for the discussion in the conciliation Committee.”
between the Federation and the länder already-negotiated Pact regulates the planned financial aid of the Federal government of five billion euros for Wi-Fi, computers, and digital learning content to the schools. The Bundestag had decided on a draft law for the amendment of the basic law. The countries rejected the legislative plan, but in the Federal Council in December, closed. They feared to strong interventions in their areas of jurisdiction. Also a result of the Conciliation is in need of re-in each case a Two-thirds majority in the Federal Council and the Federal Council.
Tepe said: “We expect the WT, that the Federal government and the countries should finally take concerted action, and that more money for education flows.” Students, teachers waited at the school of digitisation.
In the Bundestag is now expected to reach a breakthrough. That was the group Chairman of the CDU and the SPD, Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU) and Andrea Nahles (SPD), on Tuesday.
Tepe dismissed the concerns of countries, much of the responsibility for education will greatly touched,. “The countries of jurisdiction is not abrogated by the fact that the cooperation ban is loosened,” she said. This prohibition, stating that the Federal government is not allowed to engage with schools and education among the poor. Significantly more resources would also be needed, so it could be in primary schools, as promised, significantly more full-day offers.