How (Whether) To Reform German Spelling

In 1998, Germany undertook to reform its spelling. Six years on, there are big forces at work to change back to old spellings. “Backers of reform say simplification of spelling is badly needed to make life easier for schoolchildren; rolling back now would cause chaos in the classroom and cost millions. Critics say the overhaul has failed and Germany could become a land of dyslexics. Both sides have a point…”