Germany's Family Affairs Minister recently said daycare expansion was moving forward well. Tell that to Matthias Jung, who's been waiting for a year to get his son Lenny a slot. He'll be waiting another year too.
Who is more qualified to help migrants and refugees than other migrants and refugees? That's the premise of AfricanTide, an organization that runs daycares, German classes and a shelter for refugees in Dortmund, Germany.
In his last major TV appearance before the German election, Social Democrats leader Martin Schulz has warned that Merkel's conservatives could erode social support systems. The center-left SPD is trailing in polls.
Germany is in the midst of a "beautiful moment." Voters seem to want more of the same under Angela Merkel. But, as literature professor Fritz Breithaupt warns, prosperity now doesn't guarantee prosperity in the future.
Starting elementary school is a big deal in Germany. It's a rite of passage - almost like graduation or a wedding. Parents invest lots to shower their first-grader with gifts. But what's with the obligatory paper cone?
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