Education

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Reject Professor’s Bigoted Comments About Paris Attacks

Students and faculty at Vanderbilt University have been protesting the hateful words of a political science professor who published an op-ed in response to the recent terror attacks in Paris. Demand that the university speak out against the professor’s anti-Muslim remarks.

Stop Mixing Church and State at School Board Meetings

Stop Mixing Church and State at School Board Meetings

Christianity continues to be promoted at a school board’s public meetings, despite complaints from parents and legal action. Demand that the school board keep religion out of its proceedings.

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Protect Transgender Students in Gym Locker Rooms

Transgender students at San Diego State University are regularly harassed in gym locker rooms for their gender. Demand that the university install shower curtains in gym locker rooms to mitigate this problem.

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Keep Conservative Propaganda Out of Public Schools

Students may be forced to watch a conservative history documentary excusing slavery and the genocide of Native Americans before they can graduate high school. Demand that the proposed legislation that would create this requirement be abandoned.

Let Students See Historical Civil Rights Drama

Let Students See Historical Civil Rights Drama

Student groups have been banned from going on school trips to see the historical civil rights drama “Selma.” Demand that the ban be lifted immediately so that students may benefit from this important lesson in history.

Accommodate Transgender Students in High School Sports

Accommodate Transgender Students in High School Sports

A proposal that would allow transgender students to compete on sports teams that conform with their gender identity has been abandoned by a high school sports association. Demand that the association continue to pursue this proactive policy change.

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Preserve Religious Pluralism at Duke University

Anti-Muslim bigots have pressured Duke University into canceling plans it had to begin broadcasting a short Muslim call to prayer on campus once a week. Urge the university to ignore the criticisms of racists and stick to its original plan.

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Don’t Legalize Discrimination Against LGBT Students

LGBT college students may soon be legally prohibited from joining student-run religious groups. Demand that state representatives vote against this discriminatory bill and help protect the rights of LGBT individuals.

Provide Free Community College for All Students

Provide Free Community College for All Students

The astronomical costs of college are barring low-income students from obtaining higher education and saddling others with staggering debt. Please sign this petition to support President Obama’s plan to make community college free.

Support Free Post-Secondary Education

Support Free Post-Secondary Education

A plan to provide two years of free community college to American students has been introduced by President Obama. Show your support for the bill, which would benefit millions of young people as well as improve the American workforce.

Don’t Promote Guns in Public Schools

Don’t Promote Guns in Public Schools

Students might soon have to spend three weeks each year learning a pro-gun curriculum approved by the National Rifle Association in South Carolina. Please join us in demanding that this biased education bill be stopped immediately.

Praise Free Education Proposal

Praise Free Education Proposal

Education should be accessible to everyone, and a plan proposed by President Obama would make community colleges across the country free for all hard-working students. Sign the petition to support this innovative idea.

Don’t Take Away Funding for School’s Hip-Hop Class

Don’t Take Away Funding for School’s Hip-Hop Class

A school district could lose funding over offering a course about hip-hop because of Arizona’s ban on ‘ethnic studies.’ Please join us in demanding that schools not be punished for teaching about diverse cultures and representing their students’ identities in the curriculum.

Mandate Gender Studies in Elementary Schools

Mandate Gender Studies in Elementary Schools

The lack of education about gender identity and sexuality in schools often leads to internal struggles, discrimination, and bullying. Sometimes, it can end in suicide, as it did for one young girl. Demand that elementary schools be required to teach students about gender identity to promote understanding and tolerance.

Praise Start-Up for School Protection Invention

Praise Start-Up for School Protection Invention

Due to tragic past school shooting incidents, the importance of school safety has become all the more apparent. Praise a start-up glass company that is manufacturing affordable and durable glass for school security.

Praise Job Program for Reducing Youth Violence

Praise Job Program for Reducing Youth Violence

Violent crime arrests have dropped by almost half for participants in a summer job program. Applaud the program, which teaches at-risk youth and young adults valuable life skills.

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Stop Training Pilots with Anti-Muslim, Sexist Textbook

It was recently revealed that a prominent flight academy uses a sexist and Islamophobic manual to train its students to fly planes. Demand that the academy ends its use of this offensive manual immediately.

Redact Dangerous Pro-Rape Commentary

Redact Dangerous Pro-Rape Commentary

Rape culture is alive and well in America and we all have a responsibility to end it. Demand that a prominent conservative commentator apologize for her offensive, victim-blaming remarks about rape and sexual assault on college campuses.

Stop University Tuition Increases

Stop University Tuition Increases

Tuition increases in the University of California system are planned for as soon as next fall. With the cost of higher education unbelievably high already, action must be taken to provide education at a fair price and ensure that students graduate without unmanageable debt.

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Overhaul University’s Atrocious Sexual Assault Policies

A prominent Christian university has come under fire following an investigation that revealed a history of grossly mishandling sexual assault cases. Demand that the university take immediate steps to remedy its horrible policies.

Demand Unethical Business Professor Be Fired

Demand Unethical Business Professor Be Fired

A Harvard Business School professor conducted himself disgracefully in a recent interaction with a local, small business. Call for his termination so he cannot teach his unethical ways to any more unsuspecting students.

Success: Racist Elementary School Teacher Resigns

Success: Racist Elementary School Teacher Resigns

A racist third grade teacher recently bowed to nationwide backlash over disgustingly bigoted comments she made and resigned from her teaching position. Applaud the former teacher for removing herself from her influence over children.

Share Einstein’s Genius with New Audiences

Share Einstein’s Genius with New Audiences

The life and works of Albert Einstein are more accessible than ever thanks to the partnership of prestigious international universities. Applaud the project for helping share his genius with the world.

Praise Teen for Demanding Comprehensive Sex Education

Praise Teen for Demanding Comprehensive Sex Education

One high school student is fighting for comprehensive, accurate sex education in her state’s schools. Applaud her for empowering students to be part of creating a new paradigm for sex education that prioritizes health and safety over abstinence-only, hetero-normative programs.

Praise Library’s Noble Response During Civil Unrest

Praise Library’s Noble Response During Civil Unrest

Riots in Ferguson, Missouri have made international news. The town’s small library remained open, although schools and many businesses closed their doors. Praise the library’s inspiring dedication to its community.