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Archive for February, 2013

Teachers in Berlin and Saxony strike for better payment Posted by on Feb 27, 2013

When I arrived at the train station Berlin Friedrichstraße last week, many people – draped in huge “trash bags” – crossed my path. The words Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Bildung (GEW) (lit. labor union for upbringing and education) were printed on these trash bags. School and kindergarten teachers were striking. The German education system is often…

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Was passiert in Deutschland? – What’s up in Germany? Posted by on Feb 13, 2013

Although there is no top news from Germany these days, I want to give you an overview of what is happening over here and what people have to deal with. Mixed with a little vocabulary training, this should help you to be up to date considering German affairs. Benedikt  XVI. tritt zurück (resigns). Although this…

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