Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) – Several educational associations accuse the Ministry of Education of having overslept the digital change in Baden-Württemberg’s schools. The ministry conveyed hectic activity, but the substance of these activities is too low, they criticized on Monday. “If we look soberly at the last four and a half years, we have to say: A lost legislative period is coming to an end for the quality and future development of schools in the state,” said Matthias Wagner-Uhl, the chairman of the Association for Community Schools.
There are too many solo efforts by the ministry, and the associations also want to be more involved in current processes. There is enough expertise in the state to solve the task of digital transformation together. Much experience from the outside fizzles out in the mills of the administrative bodies, it said in a statement.
Many school principals in the south-west also see the digitization of schools as the biggest construction site during the Corona crisis. Almost every second head of school surveyed stated in a survey by the Association for Education and Upbringing (VBE) that missing equipment and difficulties with online teaching were the biggest problems.