History shows that a positive & effective change in a society comes from a body of students united together. That is why the New York City decided not to charge students for participating in the youth climate strikes. It is being said that the city will not penalize those who attend global youth climate strikes on Friday, Sept 20 which means 1.1 million can skip school for protest.
The decision has been highly considered by the students & many others as they believe that a solution for climate change needs to be looked ASAP.
“This completely changes things,” one student said.
Climate change is a global issue & that is why everybody needs to pay heed towards it. However, students are bound to take parental consent for being the part of this campaign whereas younger students can only leave school with a parent.
But on the other hand, many critics — ranging from climate-change deniers to people who argue for a less radical approach to fighting climate change — were using school attendance policy to promote a political aim. Also there is the risk that a few students could take advantage of the opportunity to skip school for fun.
By itself, the turnout for the protest in New York — including the city’s 1.1 million public school students — is a test of the movement’s ability to make itself felt by disrupting everyday life and getting noticed by the political leaders. So to look for its outcome, we have to wait till 20th Sept.
Written by Omama Niaz Malik