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Hoofddoekenverbod on Lubbeekse schools. Theo Francken (N-VA): Neutrality is of paramount importance in our schools
Lubbeek Mayor Theo Francken (N-VA) going for a hoofddoekenverbod in the Lubbeekse primary schools. In the bestuursakkoord of the new municipality. According to Francken should neutrality are paramount in education. Opposition party Green reacts dismissive and sees the ban as a step back in time.

After the local elections disappeared Lubbeek Lives from the coalition, but N-VA and CD&V remained on board. In the meantime, the bestuursakkoord of the new majority is ready. It states, inter alia, that in teaching more attention should be paid to the knowledge of the Dutch and the Flemish identity. Another striking passage is about scarves. The city council wants a hoofddoekenverbod enter in the primary schools. “Students have the right to neutrality in the school. The hoofddoekenverbod is true not only for students but also for teachers. Neutrality is the future in our schools”, said mayor Theo Francken (N-VA). The ban would from next year be entered.

The hoofddoekenverbod is not only for students but also for teachers

Mayor Theo Francken (N-VA)
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That Theo Francken not a fan of the headscarf has already been known. In may of 2017 he pleaded as the former state secretary for Asylum and Migration have for a hoofddoekenverbod with the police. “Neutrality is important, especially for police officers,” was the when. “There are muslim countries where politieagentes no headscarf wearing. I find it odd that there than here with the sauce of diversity, compromise will need to be done to religions. I resistance me against that. Religious symbols are not neutral. If you come in contact with someone from the police, that person must be neutral.”

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