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Fridays for the Future in Berlin : students ask for leniency in the tails

an open letter appealed to the students of the Alice Salomon University of applied Sciences of education Senator Sandra Scheeres (SPD), to facilitate students to participate in Fridays for Future demonstrations. So they would not be prosecuted because of the violation of the compulsory education, to enlighten the Senator, the head of school about your discretion and this room also has a stronger stress. There should be "no disciplinary proceedings" if students and teachers remained because of the Demos of the school district. Also, additional training on the topic of sustainable development to the requirements of the master's students, listing a number of organisations such as Greenpeace as a supporter.

The next great action from Fridays for the Future in Berlin for the 15. March planned. In addition, 170 German cities in Germany as well as in 80 countries students want to go then back on the road.

The Senator expressed "sympathy"

The Senator had "sympathy" for the concerns of the students, said Scheeres' spokeswoman Beate Stoffers the daily mirror on Tuesday on request. It is expressly the goal of political education in Berlin schools, to empower students to analyse social and political issues only, "but to evaluate them, to draw conclusions for their practical Actions and in the action". A demonstration of participation does not relieve it of the compulsory education, it was "important to the issues of educational deal". In a similar way, Scheeres had expressed already at the beginning of the demonstrations. As reported by responding schools are very different to the lessons of failures.

Stoffers pointed out that the subject had been strengthened since 2012, "consistently". In 2017/18, which entered into force the new curriculum framework was the first "education for sustainable development/Learning in global mandatory technical hang" a cross-cutting issue, the not be treated as a school-based cross-sectional task in the individual subjects, but also an important role in issues of school development as a Whole should play. School administrators, teachers, and parents were asked, in the development of their school involved, "but also and especially the students".

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in addition, manuals for teachers were published, the number of practical teaching models vis-à-vis. Thus, the subject could be treated schülernah Sustainable development and practice.

the initiators of the open letter are students of the master study course "education for Sustainable development (ESD) and network management" at the Alice Salomon University in Berlin. They stress that "the Actions and demands of the demonstrators to keep students for important and right", so you might have worked with their supporters in the past few weeks, in an open letter to the Education Minister, the then on 6. March had been sent. The first large student demonstration took place in Berlin in January. At the time, Scheeres had referred expressly to the "discretion" of schools.

in the Meantime, have also student scientists on the side of the demonstrators: A list with about 12,000 signatures for the Initiative "Scientists for the Future", was presented on Tuesday in Berlin. Addressed on the topic of "truancy" said the presenter, and practitioner Eckart von hirschhausen: "honestly, pilots or train drivers go on strike, but also in their leisure time".

The open letter to the students at the Senator, you can find HERE

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