Germany consider school uniforms to combat burka problem

“Critics argue that school uniforms suppress individualism and are typical of authoritarian regimes such as the Third Reich.”

Wow. I always thought the justification was that school uniforms a) looked stupid and b) suppressed individualism but that they were a ‘leveling’ factor amongst the kids.

Germany is going to agonise over this. They won’t want school uniforms, but they (okay, fine, Bavaria) won’t tolerate the French-style banning of religious clothing and symbols in schools. The uber-Catholic Bavaria would have a fit.

So, we’re going to have a massive stalemate that will result in more issues as bureaucratic workarounds are sought.