Status: 26/09/2023, 14:31 p.m.
Steffen Freiberg (SPD), Minister of Education of Brandenburg, speaks to journalists in a press conference about the situation of schools in Brandenburg. © Michael Bahlo/dpa/Archivbild
After right-wing extremist incidents, the Brandenburg state government wants to pave the way for schools to act more quickly. Education Minister Freiberg says what his goal is.
Potsdam - According to the will of the state government, Brandenburg's schools should be able to react more quickly to right-wing extremist incidents and other constitutional violations in the future. According to the Ministry of Education, the cabinet approved the draft for a new school law on Tuesday. One point is that schools must immediately report extremist, anti-Semitic or racist behavior to the school board. They are to take appropriate measures if pupils are conspicuous with anti-constitutional signs and examine educational and regulatory measures. This was previously regulated in a circular.
"We do not tolerate extremist and anti-constitutional behavior in our schools," said Education Minister Steffen Freiberg (SPD). "We want to enforce this even better with the amendment to the Education Act." Two teachers at a school in Burg im Spreewald wrote an anonymous letter in April that they were confronted with right-wing extremism, sexism and homophobia on a daily basis. They were then exposed to right-wing hostility and then left the school. The number of reported right-wing extremist statements or actions in schools had risen sharply in the past school year.
But the amendment regulates even more: In the future, schools should also be able to use lessons at home on the basis of a pedagogical concept - not only, for example, in the Corona crisis, the ministry announced. However, face-to-face teaching at school remains the rule. The draft also stipulates that certificates and attestations may also be issued electronically. Dpa