As school starts up this week in Berlin, parents, students, and the Berlin Senate alike are concerned about the teacher shortage plaguing classrooms. And who lives in Berlin? A new study shows that only 47 percent of the people who live in Berlin are native Berliners.
This week on In Politics, we spoke with Nana Brink of Deutschlandfunk Kultur about how the teacher shortage is affecting Berlin classrooms and on the scramble to fill thousands of open positions with trained teachers. We also talk about the various contingents of people that are drawn to life in Berlin, a few of which might be surprising.