On Saturday 13th June 2020 a People’s Assembly was held online, asking the question ‘What action can we take to bring about a revolution in education?’
A shared statement which came out of the discussion:
XR Educators demand that coming out of this health crisis is the moment for radical overhaul of our education system to meet the much larger climate and ecological crisis. We will act in rebellion against a system which funnels young people into the very economic machine which threatens their own life, as well as all life, on this planet.
In its place must be education which prioritises the mental wellbeing of students, addresses colonial-led thought and the racism prevalent throughout our current curriculum and educational structures, moves away from assessment and competition culture, and embraces student-led radical change including the Teach the Future campaign.