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RNZ: Focus on Politics – Youth in Politics

16/07/2019

From RNZ

Young people are often criticised for not participating in politics, but as was seen in the recent strike for climate action, they also face criticism when they do. Political Reporter Yvette McCullough speaks to teenagers and experts about the barriers young people face in engaging in politics, and what can be done to change that.

There are valid issues here and concerns. I am wary of any moves to ‘teach’ politics in schools given the political beliefs of many teachers.

However, I do not know the answer to the problem

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