Update from student strikes in Germany

5 days of striking and still Germany’s students don’t seem to get tired. On the contrary, after the university board and police had students leave the Auditorium in Cologne university yesterday, students at other universities seem determined to prolonge their stay into next week.

On Friday students and pupils demonstrated in Augsburg against the educational system. Backing them on ther demands is the university board. And it seems as if their protests are being heard also by the politics. In a public statement Secretary for Education Mrs. Schavan said that financial aid (Bafög) will be increased by Oct. 2010, though she did not say by which amount.

For this weekend there are no plans for demonstrations in Augsburg but a discussion about the demand catalogue is certainly due.

I’ll be keeping you updated…

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