Britta Ernst resigns as Brandenburg Minister of Education
Updated on 04/17/2023 Reading time: 3 min.
Brandenburg’s Education Minister Britta Ernst resigns. Your successor should already be determined.
Brandenburg Minister of Education Britta Ernst(SPD) withdraws. Ernst had asked Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) to resign, the State Chancellery said in Potsdam on Monday without giving any reason. Woidke complied with the request.
As t-online learned, Ernst is said to have decided to take the step because of a lack of support in the SPD parliamentary group. Pass Away “Märkische Oderzeitung” reports that the opposition has repeatedly asked her to resign.
Prime Minister Woidke thanked Ernst for her “dedicated work”. In difficult times like the corona pandemic, she “performed the office with foresight and a steady hand”. He acknowledged “important milestones” of their work, such as the “continuous improvement of the day-care center staff ratio and the entry into the exemption from contributions”.
Seriously curt at press conference
At a press conference on Monday afternoon, Woidke said he regretted Ernst’s decision. You have taken responsibility in difficult times, especially in the Corona crisis. Dealing with this, the attempt to offer extensive access to educational opportunities despite the pandemic, was exactly the right way, even in retrospect.
Ernst himself only spoke briefly. It was “always a great honor and pleasure” for her to lead the ministry. However, the challenges are great, in order to be able to meet them, “a great deal of unity is necessary”. She did not give any further explanations about her motives.
However, as t-online learned from SPD circles, there had recently been regular arguments about her person within the parliamentary group and in the red-black-green government coalition. Ernst had repeatedly drawn criticism because, among other things, she wanted to convert 200 teaching positions into school social worker positions.
Not only for the Greens, but also for Ernst’s own SPD parliamentary group recently rejected this plan. Among other things, the Minister of Education is said to have now pulled the rip cord and declared her resignation.
State Secretary will be his successor
Born in Hamburg and wife of the Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has been Minister for Education in Brandenburg since 2017, Youth and Sports Previously she had served as Minister of Education in Schleswig-Holstein .
The successor will be Steffen