Camouflage Clothing Banned In German School to ‘Respect’ Child Refugees
Parents outraged following controversial move from school
Students in a German secondary school in the city of Lage have been banned from wearing clothing with camouflage patterns, for fear of offending asylum seeker children traumatized by war.
The controversial move to ban clothing with camouflage patterns faced backlash from parents of students, according to a report from German news website TAG 24.
The rationale for the new policy was explained by the Deputy Headmistress of the school Ute Kuhlmann who told a local radio station that the school did not want to trigger potentially traumatic memories for asylum seekers and refugees.
Many of the parents continued to question the move with some highlighting the fact that not only do their children wear such patterns but often the asylum seeker and refugee children do as well, according to TAG 24.
A vote on the matter has been called for by the parents before the school officially formalizes the regulations.
But the German government has so far refused to intervene on the matter, and one child has already been banned from a school trip because she wore trousers with a camouflage pattern.
According to Breitbart: Children of migration-background, some of which have come to Germany as asylum seekers and refugees, are becoming an increasing part of the German school population in specific cities across the country.
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In the city of Duisburg, it has been reported that only 8.2 percent of the children in elementary schools from migrant backgrounds can speak fluent German, with 16.4 percent in the school system not being able to speak any German at all.
Another study, released by the Initiative New Social Market Economy (INSM) in 2018, revealed that German school testing standards had seen a decline due to a lack of integration and as a consequence, a trend of migrant-background students dropping out of school.
Back in April, a German court fined parents of a young boy who refused to allow him to attend a school trip to visit a local mosque.
The parents were fined by a district court in Northern Germany in July last year after they prevented their son from attending the trip.
But when the pair attempted to appeal the court ruling, they were rejected by the Higher Regional Court in Schleswig, according to Hamburger Morgenpost.