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Canada Teacher Association criticizes participation of students at the climate strike

09:15  24 september  2021
09:15  24 september  2021 Source:   rp-online.de

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Berlin. Two days before the federal election, Fridays for Future activists plan around 450 actions alone in Germany. They call up more climate protection worldwide. But there is also criticism of the "climate strike" - which comes among other things from the teacher's association. With a rather practical justification.

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The German Teacher Association criticized the participation of pupils to the protests. "We reject it that the compulsory education is repealed in favor of political actions - such as a so-called climate crest -," said President Heinz-Peter Meidinger the editorial network Germany (Friday). He justified this with the endangerment of the necessary political neutrality of the state, which is responsible for school operations. "Otherwise, the question arises, for which political actions you would get school-free and for which. May one take school-free at a demo against the glader, for peace in the world, for the liberation of Palestine or against "surprise"? ", Says Meidinger. "The school must not distinguish between" good "and" bad "unauthorized actions."

"now for a strike to tap the lessons, is not appropriate," Meidinger said the newspapers of the funk media group (Friday). Pupils who failed a classic work or a clusurer risked a six.

Neubauer demanded the next federal government to act: "The upcoming legislature period is historical. In the next four years, climate protection needs to be implemented faster, more compliant and consistent than ever before, "she said the German Press Agency.

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