Germany to Lower Educational Standards for Benefit of New Migrant Population
German officials have decided to lower educational standards in the country to benefit the children of the million new migrants in country.
The German interior minister has announced his intention to drop educational standards in the country to help migrants get into school or find a training place.
One of the greatest barriers to integration for new migrants is access to jobs, which in highly developed Germany requires a qualified workforce — something which newcomers almost entirely are not.
To counter this problem federal interior minister Thomas de Maizière has said the standards long exacted at state run schools will have to be dropped, as the system struggles to provide for the tens of thousands of new, unplanned-for pupils .
Rapidly growing class sizes as Germany’s young population balloons and the number of teachers and classrooms available fails to catch up are now officially accepted as a fact of life by the German government. Former staff are to be brought out of retirement to teach German to migrants, and present staff are being asked to work extensive unpaid overtime, reports News4Teachers.de.
Standards of physical education have already fallen considerably in Germany, as hundreds of school and university gyms are filled with camp beds and turned over to migrants
Advocating dropping the high educational standards that have helped Germany’s highly skilled workforce to flourish, Thomas de Maizière said education should be more “improvised with common sense” to help migrants. He said he hoped the change wouldn’t be a “permanent lowering of standards”, and recruiting more teachers would allow the country to return to balance.
Vlad Tepes added: I bet you anything that had a critic of Merkel’s policies suggested this would be one result of them, he would be arrested for ‘racism’.