Student strike for climate change

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mikees

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2,088 posts

111 months

Monday 11th February
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https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/feb/10/...

Apols if we already have a thread on this. Heard one of the leaders on Today this AM. Is this widely known about? My kids hadn't heard.

Hearts are the right place but not sure what impact this will have apart from a a LOT of detention

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ReallyReallyGood

982 posts

69 months

Monday 11th February
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I don't really understand it. Why do they need to 'strike' rather than just protest outside of school hours?

funkyrobot

16,886 posts

167 months

Monday 11th February
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Stupid thing to do. Especially when considering the fact you can be fined for taking your child out of school to go on holiday and all the guff you get about attendance.

Poor brainwashed kids. School kids striking? They all destined to work in the rail industry?

Are they actively doing anything to minimise their impact on the environment too? Or are they going to carry on with their lifestyle and just moan about it?

gareth_r

2,965 posts

176 months

Monday 11th February
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ReallyReallyGood said:
I don't really understand it. Why do they need to 'strike' rather than just protest outside of school hours?
The thread title was factually incorrect. Correction below.

mikees said:
Student strikeBunking off school for climate change.

mikees

Original Poster:

2,088 posts

111 months

Monday 11th February
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gareth_r said:
ReallyReallyGood said:
I don't really understand it. Why do they need to 'strike' rather than just protest outside of school hours?
The thread title was factually incorrect. Correction below.

mikees said:
Student strikeBunking off school for climate change.
I was tempted to say that but didnt want to offend anyone - you know what some folks are like
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rxe

2,196 posts

42 months

Monday 11th February
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Assume that none of them are going on holiday this year....

Wobbegong

11,035 posts

108 months

Monday 11th February
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Be interesting to see how much the education sector contributes to “climate change”. Huge facilities taking up lots of land/using lots of energy, thousands of students flown in for courses (as well as regular trips home), environmental destruction during garp yarrrr tours, students travelling abroad for courses, foreign exchange trips...I imagine the average student creates a lot of evil carbons frown



esxste

1,530 posts

45 months

Monday 11th February
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ReallyReallyGood said:
I don't really understand it. Why do they need to 'strike' rather than just protest outside of school hours?
Isn't that a bit like "why don't workers strike outside of working hours?"





otolith

36,932 posts

143 months

Monday 11th February
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esxste said:
Isn't that a bit like "why don't workers strike outside of working hours?"
No - because the only people they are hurting are themselves. When workers strike in working hours, they hurt the business and its customers.


PRTVR

4,565 posts

160 months

Monday 11th February
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esxste said:
ReallyReallyGood said:
I don't really understand it. Why do they need to 'strike' rather than just protest outside of school hours?
Isn't that a bit like "why don't workers strike outside of working hours?"
But workers remove something that somebody wants, the only people to suffer with students is themselves.

ReallyReallyGood

982 posts

69 months

Monday 11th February
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esxste said:
Isn't that a bit like "why don't workers strike outside of working hours?"
Well workers have a grievance against their employer. Do the students think the schools are to blame for climate change? That's the bit I don't understand.

Camoradi

2,937 posts

195 months

Monday 11th February
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This is serious. We should call in the army in to walk aimlessly across the road whilst whatsapping their friend who is walking alongside them on Friday morning. Without this vital service the country will grind to a halt.

esxste

1,530 posts

45 months

Monday 11th February
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ReallyReallyGood said:
Well workers have a grievance against their employer. Do the students think the schools are to blame for climate change? That's the bit I don't understand.
to create a bigger media impact. Kids missing school to strike usually gets prominent coverage.

bitchstewie

19,458 posts

149 months

Monday 11th February
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Lazy disinterested youth of today, spending all their time in their bedrooms playing video games and hiding behind their mobile phones...

funkyrobot

16,886 posts

167 months

Monday 11th February
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bhstewie said:
Lazy disinterested youth of today, spending all their time in their bedrooms playing video games and hiding behind their mobile phones...
They'd be welcomed on here.

REALIST123

10,807 posts

92 months

Monday 11th February
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esxste said:
ReallyReallyGood said:
Well workers have a grievance against their employer. Do the students think the schools are to blame for climate change? That's the bit I don't understand.
to create a bigger media impact. Kids missing school to strike usually gets prominent coverage.
Only because it’s a novelty, even if true.

It’s pretty dumb really and badly named as a ‘strike’. A protest organised outside of school time would have been far more sensible and quite possibly would have attracted more people and attention.

Kids can’t strike. The very word implies damaging another party which these kids can’t do; they’re just hurting themselves and giving the staff, who are in the end employed by the kids’ parents, an easy day.

Risible, in reality.

otolith

36,932 posts

143 months

Monday 11th February
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Grauniad said:
One would-be striker, Anna Taylor, 17, from north London, said her school had given her “mixed messages”.

“I chucked up a notice – ‘school strike in a few weeks’ – on the noticeboard in the common room and they wiped it off, said ‘you can’t actively publicise it in schools’ and ‘we’ll give you an unauthorised absence and detention if you strike’, but then they said ‘you can spread it by word of mouth and we do support your cause’.”
Detention for 17 year olds? At the same time we are being told that they should be given the vote? Making education compulsory up to 18 seems to have driven the infantilisation of this age group.

j_4m

982 posts

3 months

Monday 11th February
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otolith said:
Grauniad said:
One would-be striker, Anna Taylor, 17, from north London, said her school had given her “mixed messages”.

“I chucked up a notice – ‘school strike in a few weeks’ – on the noticeboard in the common room and they wiped it off, said ‘you can’t actively publicise it in schools’ and ‘we’ll give you an unauthorised absence and detention if you strike’, but then they said ‘you can spread it by word of mouth and we do support your cause’.”
Detention for 17 year olds? At the same time we are being told that they should be given the vote? Making education compulsory up to 18 seems to have driven the infantilisation of this age group.
I dropped out of my school halfway through the first A level year to attend a college. The difference in maturity between 16-18 year olds at a school and at a college was pretty remarkable.

As to the article... I'd be keen to hear the solutions the would be strikers have for the climate change problem.

esxste

1,530 posts

45 months

Monday 11th February
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otolith said:
Detention for 17 year olds? At the same time we are being told that they should be given the vote? Making education compulsory up to 18 seems to have driven the infantilisation of this age group.
There are many things that have infantalised the latest generation.

Personally I blame the 40+ crowd who raised them and have all the political power in the country.

Thankfully the Millenials can be left to their avocado toast for this one.

Jasandjules

62,166 posts

168 months

Monday 11th February
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j_4m said:
. I'd be keen to hear the solutions the would be strikers have for the climate change problem.
The first question is what climate change problem...