Thousands of people came to the streets of Germany to demand a change in education policy during the ‘Education Protest Day’. Over 15,000 people marched across Germany as they wanted reforms in the educational sector of the country.
According to news sources, trade unions, educational associations and representatives of parents & pupils took part in protests. About 7,000 protestors gathered in Berlin, 2,000 in Munich, and 2,000 in Cologne.
The participants demanded inclusive & sustainable schools, day-care centres, and special funds for education amounting to at least €100 billion ($107 billion).
The people involved in protests said that Germany is facing one of the most serious educational crises as hundreds of thousands of daycare places are missing. They added that the shortage of teachers and educators continues to grow.
Citizens are also concerned about the outdated and underfunded education system. They also want reforms under which all federal states would train teachers and attract well-qualified daycare professionals.