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Teacher rebellion: How Mr Jones gave up his job to fight the climate crisis

Committed staff are turning to civil disobedience, saying UK schools are contributing to the environmental emergencyTim Jones had just landed a job as an RE teacher at a secondary school in Greenwich when he stumbled on Extinction Rebellion. Not long before, he had been seeing a counsellor for feelings of helplessness and depression about the ecosystem and how schools fed into the planet's problems. "At that point I was at my most depressed," he says. "It was eco-anxiety. I'd started a new job at a good school with good people, but the system was just heartbreaking. I felt completely disaffected."Then, in October last year, he went to a training day with Extinction Rebellion (XR), the environmental activist group, where he and other teachers learned about legal procedures and how to be arrested safely. Jones, who is 36, began to panic. "I thought, 'I'm a teacher and now I've joined an organisation where people are going to get arrested. Will I be fired?'" Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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