Testing times

Leon Hofmann. Photo courtesy of Leon Hofmann

Leon Hofmann is among the Abitur test takers back in school this week since the pandemic closed them a month ago. The 18 year old wrote an open letter to the Berlin Senate asking it to postpone the exams for safety and fairness reasons. But both Berlin’s mayor and education senator declined. They say Berlin students wanting to go to university need the exams so they have the same chance at getting in as other students across Germany.

“We didn’t feel like our situation was taken serious(ly) or being heard by those making these decisions,” says Hofmann