Edmund Rice protests
Apparently today, 30 odd schools in the Edmund Rice Australian Network across Australia are going to use students as political pawns to protest the detention of children in Australia’s detention centres. From St Bernard’s College web site;
This Friday 17th October at 11.35 am students, parents and staff will sit in silent protest in the school grounds with their mouths taped and their hands tied. We aim to raise awareness in our communities of the shameful policies of the Australian Government and the Federal Opposition that are affecting the mental health of more than one thousand children currently being held in detention.I wonder what action the schools took when thousands drowned under the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd government and why aren’t they protesting at the fact that the parents of these kids in detention created the circumstances affecting their mental health by placing their kids in danger on the high seas in the first place. Oh for the days of my youth when teachers taught language, science an maths and left their politics at home.