Germans lose faith in schools, pupils struggle — researchers
31 August 2023 | 12:05 pm
German schools have yet to find an effective way to maintain education standards as classrooms become increasingly diverse, according to researcher Axel Plünnecke from the German Economic Institute.
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The Wallah We Can project in Tunisia is transforming public schools into social enterprises. The Makthar school is energy self-sufficient and a farm provides students with free meals. It's improving the prospects for both the kids and their parents.
Thomas Tumusifu Buregeya wishes he were studying for his final school exams. Instead, he scrapes a living doing odd jobs in a displaced people's camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after a wave of rebel violence upended his life yet again.
On Wednesday, the Florida Board of Education banned the teaching of gender identity and sexuality throughout all grades in public schools, expanding a nearly year-old legislative ban on such lessons for younger children. The rule change is championed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who once said that "Florida is where woke goes to die".
Germans said they were prepared to cut their heat use and fly less to help tackle climate change. But most are reluctant to give up meat and their cars, according to a YouGov poll.
Germany's conservative opposition parties think that what the country needs is more patriotism — to overcome political polarization and make eastern Germans feel more included. But what does patriotism mean in Germany?
Primary schools should focus on German reading and math instead of English, the president of the German Teachers' Association has said. His remarks come as German students score lower than peers in other countries.
The Greek papers express their indignation after a devastating migrant boat tragedy, the worst in years, off the coast of Greece. Also: the Guardian reports on a groundbreaking but controversial new study that has produced embryos without using eggs or sperm.
Islamophobia, antisemitism and xenophobia are widespread in eastern Germany. A majority of respondents to a survey by Leipzig University said they would like to see a "strong man" or a "strong party" leadership.
A new study has shown that Germans still find tackling climate change important, but the data also revealed discrepancies over what people are actually willing to do about it.
What do students learn about the Nazi era in German schools? DW visited a high school in one of Berlin's most diverse neighborhoods to find out.
It's a low point in public opinion of state institutions in Germany, according to a major survey. Everyone from the average voter to the chancellor is demanding better from their bureaucracy.
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