UK education authority allowed schools to ban Muslim veils

On March 20, 2007, the UK Department of Education and Skills issued school uniform guidelines that allowed schools to ban students from wearing Muslim veils if teachers believe that the garments are adversely affecting the learning environment. The directive was issued following an earlier decision from the UK High Court of Justice that denied an application for judicial review of a similar public school policy banning the niqab from classrooms.

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