Merkel’s CDU urges mandatory reporting of antisemitism in schools
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on Sunday called for mandatory reporting of antisemitism in state schools.
CDU Bundestag faction leader Volker Kauder told Welt am Sonntag there was a lack of systemwide information on the issue.
“In every federal state, schools should be obliged to consistently report such incidents to the school administration,” Kauder told the paper.
He said it was important they report it so education authorities could form an interschool response to problem, which has been under the spotlight in Germany in recent months.
“In schools, each individual case must be punished consistently,” the CDU politician added. “On this subject in particular, there must be zero tolerance!”