“I know that the children need open schools. That is what the experience from the previous lockdowns showed us, ”said the Minister. It is important to continue teaching in the class “where the epidemiological situation allows”. Virologists see it differently. According to experts, the lockdown is only effective when the schools are closed. In addition, there are record incidences among adolescents. Directors complain of “chaos”: some students come, others don’t.
Faßmann cites declining cases in schools as an argument for keeping it open. From Monday to Wednesday, 2473 infections were discovered in the “everything rinses” tests. In the same period of the previous week there were 3875, reports “Today”.
From Faßmann’s point of view, “considerable psychological and physiological after-effects” and a divergence in the educational gap speak against general distance learning. Faßmann denies that he threatened to resign in the event of a school lockdown: “I only heard about it from the media.”
However, the situation at the schools is causing trouble. Directors and teacher representatives want to have the opportunity to decide for themselves whether they want to go into distance learning or not. Federal Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein and Education Minister Heinz Faßmann were asked to act in an open letter at the beginning of the week.