The Guardian: Children must be protected from companies that profit from war

Teachers for Peace features in Paul Daley’s latest column for The Guardian.

In an opinion piece on the increasing militarisation of STEM education – including by the Department of Defence – columnist Paul Daley argues that “childhood and youth should be strenuously defended from such influence and incursion.”

Paul covers our recent success in changing NSW policy to protect school children from harmful influence, and carries a quote from our Director: 

“Some of the world’s biggest weapons companies influence STEM education through sponsorships, partnerships, events, competitions, and more.”

“These companies profit from war and insecurity; some of them are associated with weapons of mass destruction, alleged crimes of war, human rights breaches, and corporate misconduct. They should not advertise to children.”

Read the full article online at The Guardian.