German Parents Outraged Over Schoolchildren Cooking, Making Beds For Refugees

| by Michael Allen
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Some parents in Lubeck, Germany, are outraged over a school's plan to have children change bed sheets, help cook and sort clothes for Syrian refugees who are living at a local asylum center.

The plan was mentioned in a school letter that was posted on Facebook by a mom who got it from a friend whose child was given the document by the school, reports

The mom reportedly wrote in German: "I am definitely not a hater, I am super tolerant, but this is taking the matter a bit too far. Is there a new discipline at school which is called servitude?"

The Facebook posting generated outrage and skepticism from locals.

A spokesperson for the Kiel Ministry of Education reportedly told SHZ, a local newspaper, that the idea came from the students themselves who wanted to help the refugees, some of whom attend school with the German kids, notes

The ministry added that 13-14-year-olds from one school will be doing chores from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m, reports

Sources:, Facebook, SHZ, / Photo Credit: Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/