Education paves the way into the profession and thus into the productivity of society as a whole. As demographic trends show, fewer and fewer students will be attending our educational institutions in the future.
Despite this, high-quality education must not be cut back. It is particularly important to create equal opportunities for access to education. Every pupil, regardless of whether he or she comes from an academic or working class family, from abroad or Germany, should benefit from state education that enables him or her to successfully participate in the labour market. Social differences are still visible within the different types of schools.
That has to change. Because investment in education is also an investment in the performance of future generations.