How do students learn English? Answers to this question, they want to bring Hesse's Minister of culture Alexander Lorz, during his one-year term as the new President of the conference of education Ministers (KMK). For the "educational language of English" needs to be done in the school, said the CDU politician with a view not only on Migration, but generally speaking, on the bad results of the students in reading and in spelling at the big school tests. The "theme of the year" by Lorz' KMK-presidency will culminate in a recommendation to the schools of suitable funding instruments.
Whether or not Lorz is representing actually in January as scheduled Hesse as President of the conference, however, depends on whether he remains in the new Cabinet of Ministers. Whoever comes in, the new government would give the Prime Minister of Hesse, Volker Bouffier, but only after the winter break. Lorz’ KMK-experience is given the location of the countries in body, but definitely an advantage: The KMK is under increased pressure for Reform.
Because the old criticism of the lack of comparability of the education in the German countries, has now found your valve: the intention of the Federal government to establish a National Board of education. The body could disempower the countries on their own territory, the cultural territory, By the Expert weapon experts, the politicians with their recommendations – regardless of whether the advice is from the point of view of the countries are at all feasible.
The Minister of education in the National education Council does not overrule
As KMK-President of the 53-year-old Lorz would lead, prior to his political career, a law Professor in Düsseldorf, the resistance of the countries. It is important to prevent the National Board of education is equipped with far-reaching competencies, such as the Minister of education there can be voted down.
The Minister of culture, to build in addition to a bulwark: you are working on a state contract that is to be visible and authentic to bring more comparability to education. The idea had been five years ago, Bavaria's culture Minister Ludwig Spaenle, but now she is attractive. The KMK to occupy the state contract as many topics as possible, would lose the National Board of education immediately in importance, it is hoped in the KMK: In the best case, he would not be created in the first place.
is decided Until the state contract, much time will pass
So the KMK is to sift seventy old decisions, and to clarify what must be in the state contract. As the base, the Hamburg agreement is intended to serve, that fixed it in 1964 to the lowest common denominator for the German education in the compulsory education, vacation, or the recognition of examinations. Since then, it has been written several times. Ten themes for the state contract will allow the KMK of their groups of countries to develop: including Standards for education, a common education statistics or the mobility of teachers.
is Up to the state Treaty between the 16 countries are, however, two years have passed – Baden-württemberg's Minister of culture, Susanne Eisenmann, has issued as the target of the fall of 2020. Then, the state contract would have to by the parliaments of the 16 countries. So it does not take forever, want to decide the Ministers of culture of only vertices, which are then to "be open to specification".
The pace of the KMK unnerved federalism critics will not satisfy. And the judgment of the Federal constitutional court to the Numerus clausus, which criticised the poor comparability of the baccalaureate in the countries, the KMK, under pressure, to narrow down here are the game rooms. The new KMK-President will also need to do beyond the work on the state contract for more comparability.