Well worth the school

National Education Report : Education is worth it

In addition to the positive results of the national education report, the authors also point out problems. People do not have equal access to education and the gap between top performers and educationally disadvantaged people threatens to widen. For example, only 24 percent of the children of parents with vocational training without an Abitur take up a degree. Academic children, on the other hand, study 79 percent of the time. “Despite many educational policy reform projects and the associated improvements, we have not yet succeeded in significantly reducing educational inequalities,” the report says.

The education report attests that the German education system has a high need for expansion and renovation. Specifically, the team of authors sees an urgent need for action in five areas:

1) Educational institutions need to be expanded and rebuilt. These include, for example more places in daycare centers and schools.

2) More specialist staff must be trained, advanced and trained in order to be able to meet the increasing demand for education.

3) One Understanding about quality standardse is necessary so that there are uniform quality criteria not only for schools but for all areas of education.

4) The national education report recommends changed data bases for the Quality development.

5) To master the current challenges in education, one is coordinated vote and cooperation between the parties involved.

Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU) said: "I am convinced that every citizen in Germany, regardless of their social background, has the opportunity to advance through education." Strengthening vocational training is particularly important to her. “Through my own experience and from many encounters, I know that young people have the best opportunities for advancement through dual vocational training,” emphasized Karliczek. Together with the federal states, she wants to tackle the challenges mentioned in the education report.