School Uniforms in France

Since 1968, uniforms have not been enforced in French schools, with a few exceptions (such as Maison d'éducation de la Légion d'honneur, les Écoles TUNON, and Vatel). Xavier Darcos, a former teacher and Minister of Education of 2007 to 2009, is an advocate of the reintroduction of uniforms: "This is not outrageous. This removes the visible differences in social status or wealth. This is an additional factor of integration". Since March 2012, the students of the Boarding Excellence Sourdun wear a uniform with insignia of their establishment.

Les lycées de la défense, formerly known as military schools, require their students to wear uniforms, as do the students at the boarding school of excellence SOURDUN. At some universities, the academic dress is becoming popular.

In the French Antilles (Martinique and Guadeloupe), as well as French Guiana, a uniform has been required since September 2008.

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