Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist on climate change, who consistently takes time off from school to carry on her work, has been told by her school that she is falling behind others in her class, and needs to address the situation before things go just a little too far, and the process becomes irreversible.
Thunberg formed the Skolstrejk för klimatet organization, which promotes non-attendance of school, so that climate change can be tackled.
The headmaster at the uppity teenager's school, Johannes Johansson, said:
"Greta is a clever girl, but she's let it slip lately. It can't have helped her academic aspirations any by going gallivanting off all over the world, trying to save the planet."
And her teacher, Joanna Johansen, agreed:
"Yes, Greta's smart, but she seems to think she can do and say just whatever she wants, and get away with it. She may know about carbon footprints, rising sea levels, and depletion of rainforests, but ask her about the area of a pentagon, or an Ibsen quote, and you'll soon see her floundering. Is the UN going to help her at that point? I don't think so! She's going to have to knuckle down, and catch up quickly!"
One of Greta's classmates, Jonas Johnsson, said:
"She looks a bit like Wednesday Addams with those pigtails."