B.Und education minister Anja Karliczek has rejected the fundamental criticism of Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann in her department.
The citizens rightly expected that the federal and state governments would tackle the future task of education together, “each in his own responsibility,” said the CDU politician to the editorial network in Germany. “Especially during the Corona crisis, the federal and state governments worked closely and well together so that lessons could take place at all.”
Criticism also in Baden-Württemberg
Kretschmann had fundamentally questioned the ministry at the federal level because the federal government had no competences in education policy. One could raise the question of why a ministry is being introduced at a level for which one is not responsible, said the Green politician.
Karliczek then raised the question of whether that was also the line of the Greens in the federal government. “I am curious whether the Greens will move into the hot phase of the election campaign with this statement from their Prime Minister.” She doubts that Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock wants to abolish federal education. “Maybe that’s why Mr. Kretschmann will discuss his visions for the further development of education with the Greens.”
Kretschmann’s statement was also criticized by the SPD and FDP in Baden-Württemberg.