Protest is a school for democracy


Children are citizens, not mere citizens-to-be. They have political views that deserve an audience.

  • Kei Nishiyama
  • Brisbane Times

“What we want is more learning in schools and less activism in schools,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Parliament last week.

His pronouncement was a reaction to a school students’ strike against government inaction on climate change all over the country. The young protestors had said: “We are school kids temporarily sacrificing our education in order to save our futures from dangerous climate change.”

Morrison is remiss in saying that learning in schools is better than learning in the…

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