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Catching Voices - The Politics Podcast: Are Schools Safe to Open?


The big break is over: in Germany, primary schools are reopening for classroom teaching. Here you can hear what politics failed to prepare and how parents and teachers think about it.

The little egg timer is ticking, and when it rings, ventilation is the order of the day: This is now everyday life at a Berlin elementary school.

Since Monday the children have been learning on site again, there are alternating lessons instead of emergency care.

Important safeguards: (still the AHA Rules


hold opening gap,


note ygienemaßnahmen, in


lltag mask), and the air.

Rapid tests are only just becoming an issue in primary schools, and teaching staff vaccination is still a promise for the future.

Can lessons be successful on site in this way?

As of this week, Berlin and nine other federal states have been daring the experiment of gradually opening schools for face-to-face teaching, while Saxony started the week before.

Without a uniform strategy, each country for itself.

What do parents think of the openings?

What do teachers say?

And how are the children doing?

Vote-catching host Marius Mestermann checks whether the openings have to be open now and which political failures can be chalked up.


Then just click on the play arrow at the beginning of the article and hear the new episode of Voice Catch.

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Source: spiegel

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