Here is an article written by a Year 12 student, Joanne Tran, who didn’t want to be a truant and strike for climate change. She makes valid points.
In the old days workers who didn’t join the picket lines were called ‘scabs’. Good on her for standing up against the herd. No doubt the activists will scream an adult helped write that piece. Even if that turned out to be so, doesn’t that perfectly describe the argument of why kids shouldn’t be used as political pawns to promote one’s agenda? Unless it’s one’s own.