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>> Bavaria's ruled by a German conservative party that is one of the harshest critics of the country's immigration policies. But this classroom is proof that despite their harsh rhetoric, the party has established the most progressive policy in Germany for dealing with the migrants that are already here.
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> The local conservative party's called the Christian Social Union. They say their approach is a matter of necessity. Migrants can fill vacant jobs, and if they don't get an education, they're more likely to end up on the street.
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>> In Bavaria, we're getting a lot of assistance to achieve what we want in terms of education. I'm 22 and, for example, I'll hear that a friend of mine in another state can't enter vocational school. But I can do this here, and that's great. And even the teachers and everyone helping us are very good and very nice.
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>> Omar plans to become a mechanic, which means not just learning German, but mastering German to understand the niche technical terms that would come with the profession. Other states have integration programs too, but Bavaria dwarfs them all in scope. It's spent hundreds of millions of dollars hiring over 2,000 teachers for the roughly 58,000 young migrants and refugees here.
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Compare that to Germany's largest state which has fewer teachers but has tens of thousands more of would-be students.>>
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It also appeals to voters on both the left and right side of the spectrum, which is strategic. The CSU is in a fragile alliance with chancellor Angela Merkel, but they're expected to lose seats in the local race. Most of those seats are likely to be picked up by a far right party, or the environmental green party.