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Seeking their place What role do schools have in society?

Some call for more discipline in schools and less emphasis on the needs of the children, while others accuse teachers of not responding well enough to today’s social problems. What task should public schools fulfil?

Never before has the public school system had to justify its role to such an extent. Schools not only have to deal with parents’ expectations but also with those of politics and the economy.

How do you judge the development of schooling in Switzerland? Are reforms going too far? Or not far enough? Join the discussion.