There is a lack of teachers in Germany’s schools. Estimates range from 12,000 to 40,000. The Standing Scientific Commission of the Conference of Ministers of Education has therefore proposed, among other things, that teachers should increase their number of teaching hours. In return, there would be higher remuneration or later time off in lieu (concept of advance hours). The Germans, however, think little of such plans.

The understanding for the teachers is evidently great. 61 percent of citizens see an increase in the teaching obligation as too great a burden for most teachers. On the other hand, 34 percent consider an increase in the number of hours to be manageable. This was the result of a Forsa survey for the star.

The breakdown by party supporters yields interesting figures. Although the voters of the Greens and AfD are otherwise very different, both groups have the greatest understanding of teachers (71 and 69 percent respectively). On the other hand, the supporters of the FDP are the only ones who consider a higher burden on teachers to be reasonable. 52 percent of them say that increasing the number of lessons would be manageable for most teachers.

The data was collected by the market and opinion research institute forsa for the RTL Group Germany on February 23 and 24. Database: 1001 respondents. Statistical error tolerance: /- 3 percentage points.