Sandra Scheeres (born February 15, 1970 in Dusseldorf) is a German politician (SPD). From 2006 to 2016 she was a Member of the Chamber of Deputies and from December 1, 2011 to December 2016, she was Senator for Education, Youth and Science of the State of Berlin. Since December 2016 she has served as Senator for Education, Youth and Family of Berlin.
[Berlin] has fallen well short of other German states on pupil performance. Angry teachers and parents protest over crumbling school buildings. Monika Grütters, state chair of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has just castigated Ms. Scheeres as a failure whose record over the last five-year legislature makes it incredible she has been allowed to continue her job in the new state government.
Ironically blames her own party's policies for the bad performance of Berlin's pupils: 'Ms. Scheeres sees plenty reasons why Berlin does worse in the rankings than states like Bavaria. In Berlin, 60 percent of children have special needs, including those from migrant families who may still struggle with the language. Every third child lives in poverty. “Anyone who imagines performance is going to shoot through the roof here is being unrealistic,” Ms. Scheeres says.'
A Jewish high school operated by Chabad-Lubavitch in Berlin took top honors in the capital city’s state Regents exams, in which Hebrew was recognized for the first time by the German government as a tested subject. [...] “The Berlin schools have a large number of excellent students,” said Sandra Scheeres, Berlin Senator of Education, in a congratulatory message. “They have taken full advantage of their teachers’ offerings and made the most of them. They could rightly be proud of their accomplishments. This opens up many career opportunities for them.”
Muslim parents have threatened to gather signatures for a petition against a Berlin preschool, after discovering that one of its male teachers is gay. [...] The teacher has received support from the senator for education from the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), Sandra Scheeres. “We don’t tolerate discrimination. We want to raise the number of male kindergarten teachers so that they become important role models for children,” Scheeres said.
When a 10 year old boy was raped by his classmates of non-German descent, Scheeres stated: "None of the culprits goes to school anymore. For that we have exhausted all legal possibilities." However, the article states: "The two eleven-year-olds, who allegedly supported the crime, reportedly attend other schools in other districts since the beginning of the school year. They are from Afghanistan and Syria."
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