For months, demonstrate and strike in Berlin students and young people around the world – Friday, for more climate protection. Also in the coming week will gather again probably tens of thousands in disability Parking, because then the Swedish initiator of the "Fridays for Future"movement, Greta Thunberg is expected in Berlin.
And almost as long as the students already on strike, to debate adults about whether the students is justified by the lessons and how the schools should deal with them.
LEA: "In accordance with Berlin school law"
Now the parents Committee in Berlin, the national parents Committee (LEA), is positioned, and a decision taken. "We welcome the political commitment of the pupils and to see it in accordance with Berlin school law," according to the country of the parents spokesman Norman Heise. The demonstrations to see the body as "an active part of the democracy education" and consistent with the educational mission. "We are calling for instead of sanctions, a pedagogical support and the latest treatment in the classroom." Teachers should pull the curriculum's overarching theme is "education for sustainable development/Learning in global contexts" approach, calls for the LEA.
It's not a "Free pass to play hooky," says Oliver Görs, a Board member of the district parents ' Committee Pankow, summed up a week ago, a similar decision. "We want to be, but with a different focus. Instead of talking, especially about sanctions, should be taken up the students ' interest in the topic of the schools.“daily mirror Background of energy & climate try it Now for free! the
FDP: "teaching failures every Friday, we cannot accept"
contrary to the decision of the LEA came promptly of the FDP parliamentary group. Their education spokesman Paul Fresdorf refers to the compulsory education. There is nothing wrong with that, if the schools set it up once, to attend a Friday-for-Future-Demonstration and this educational support. "Teaching failures every Friday, we cannot accept," said Fresdorf. This is also due to the short half of the year problematic.More about
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most of The schools values of hours, the students because of the climate of the demos to be missed, unexcused lessons, which are also noted on the certificate. Some schools point to students that therefore, missed Work can be seen as insufficient.