Education

Support College Enrollment for Disadvantaged Students

Support College Enrollment for Disadvantaged Students

George Washington University is dropping the requirement for prospective students to submit SAT or ACT scores in order to apply. This is specifically to give disadvantaged students a chance at a great education. Sign to support this move to reach out to diverse minds.

Protect College Students From Sexual Assailants

Protect College Students From Sexual Assailants

Colleges and universities will have to mark the transcript of a student who is convicted of sexual assault while on campus if a new bill is passed, breaking the cycle of assault on college campuses. Sign this petition to show your support for the proposed bill.

Remove Textbook that Whitewashes American History

Remove Textbook that Whitewashes American History

A new history textbook coming to Texas schools downplays issues such as slavery and Jim Crow laws. Sign this petition and urge the state’s Board of Education to remove these textbooks and use versions that accurately depict the nation’s history.

Praise Girl Scouts for Choosing Transgender Girls Over Large Donation

Praise Girl Scouts for Choosing Transgender Girls Over Large Donation

The Girl Scouts recently rejected a $100,000 donation after the donor stated that the money could not be used to support transgender girls. Thank the troop for making a sacrifice that allows for all girls to be included.

Applaud School Districts for Switching to Compostable Plates

Applaud School Districts for Switching to Compostable Plates

An alliance of school districts around the nation has discontinued the use of plastic trays, opting instead for compostable plates. This eco-friendly decision should be praised, and you can do so by signing this petition.

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Fire School Principal for Supporting Students’ Racist Display

High school students who dressed up as racist stereotypes of Hispanic gang members were apparently praised by their principal for their “strength and courage” in the face of media criticism. Demand that this principal be fired at once for his casual support of racism.

Help Preserve and Uncover Ancient Syrian Ruins

Help Preserve and Uncover Ancient Syrian Ruins

The Tell Mozan archaeological dig site holds groundbreaking historical evidence, but it is inaccessable to foreign excavators during the Syrian Civil War. Sign this petition to ask the Syrian Heritage Initiative for their help in preserving these vital findings until they can be fully uncovered.

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Applaud Firing of Teacher Who Called for Return to Segregation

An elementary school teacher who reportedly wrote that the “50s and 60s were really on to something” with racial segregation has been fired from her teaching position. Thank the school district for doing the right thing and not letting this apparent racist teach children.

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Don’t Inject Creationism into Public Schools

Conservative Republicans are conspiring to bypass federal law and allow the Bible to be taught in public school science classes. Demand that this goal be abandoned at once so that our public schools can remain scientific and secular.

Fight for Objectification Awareness in Public Schools

Fight for Objectification Awareness in Public Schools

The Representation Project has made two films and two sets of curricula on the prevention of gender discrimination in the media. Tell the U.S. Board of Education to teach them to our children.

Don’t Prosecute Proud Family for Cheering at Graduation

Don’t Prosecute Proud Family for Cheering at Graduation

Legal actions have been taken against a family for reportedly cheering at their relative’s graduation ceremony as she crossed the stage. These charges are outrageous and were brought by the school’s power-mad superintendent. Sign here to demand the charges be dropped immediately.

Encourage Healthy Food Provisions for Poor Students

Encourage Healthy Food Provisions for Poor Students

A cafeteria worker was allegedly fired for providing a hungry child a nutritious lunch. Urge the school board to re-evaluate its rules regarding school lunches to better feed all children, regardless of family income.

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Stop Promoting Christianity in Public Schools

Christian teachers and administrators are reportedly trying to push their religion on students, telling them that they’re “possessions of God” and promoting Christian church events, in blatant violation of the law. Demand that this unconstitutional evangelization be put to an end as soon as possible.

Success: All-Women’s College Now Accepts Transgender Women

Success: All-Women’s College Now Accepts Transgender Women

Starting in the fall semester of 2016 transgender women can enroll in the all-women’s school, Barnard College. Congratulate the Board of Trustees for making a decision that will ensure in the inclusivity of all women at the school.

Reinstate School Lunch Worker Fired for Feeding Hungry Student

Reinstate School Lunch Worker Fired for Feeding Hungry Student

A school lunch worker was allegedly fired for giving a hungry first-grader lunch. Tell the Board of Education to give this selfless woman her job back immediately.

Fire Teachers Who Allegedly Gave Mocking Awards to Special Ed Students

Fire Teachers Who Allegedly Gave Mocking Awards to Special Ed Students

Students with learning disabilities were allegedly mocked by their two teachers for being “ghetto” and for getting easily confused in class, according to reports. Demand that these educators be fired if this insensitivity and heartlessness was found to have taken place.

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Drop Charges Against People Who Cheered At Graduation

A school official has filed misdemeanor charges against four people for allegedly breaking the silence to cheer at a high school graduation ceremony. Demand that these unfair and unnecessary charges be dropped at once.

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Admonish School for Firing Altruistic Lunch Lady

Della Curry gave away free lunches to students who could otherwise not afford to eat, and because of this she was terminated from her job as an elementary school kitchen manager. Express disapproval over her being fired by signing this petition.

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Stop Using Bibles as School Science Textbooks

Science teachers have been using the Bible in biology classes to teach students creationism, despite it being against federal law to do so. Demand that this illegal Christianization of our public schools be put to an end at once.

Rehire Priest Fired for Supporting Pro-LGBT Campaign

Rehire Priest Fired for Supporting Pro-LGBT Campaign

A university priest was fired after posting a Facebook statement supporting the LGBT community. Demand that the university voice its support for the LGBT community, and offer this priest his job back.

Success: High School to Reform Abstinence Only Sex Education

Success: High School to Reform Abstinence Only Sex Education

A Texas school is reforming their sex education program after a Chlamydia outbreak in part due to their abstinence only curriculum. Support this decision to protect students and the community with a real education by signing this petition.

Praise Initiative to Educate All Afghan Child Refugees

Praise Initiative to Educate All Afghan Child Refugees

Over half a million young Afghan refugees will have a chance to go to school in Iran, thanks to a new decree mandating that all children be allowed to register for school. Applaud the measure, which will significantly weaken the cycle of poverty among Afghan refugees.

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Stop Using Religious Literature for Sex Ed

Students are being taught that women are “cheap prostitutes” and that gay people are waiting for “death and hell” as part of a sex education segment at their high school. Demand that the school immediately stop using the conservative Christian pamphlet that is peddling these hateful ideas.

Success: School Principal Fired for Racist Comments

Success: School Principal Fired for Racist Comments

A school principal who ruined a high school graduation with racist comments against black audience members has been fired. Applaud the school leadership for doing the right thing and taking a stand against hatred and bigotry.

Keep Religion Out of Science Classrooms

Keep Religion Out of Science Classrooms

Creationism may soon be taught in science classrooms despite substantial research in support of evolution. Many religious leaders have already accepted evolutionary science as valid, and students should be taught proper science. Sign the petition to ensure that science curriculum standards are not lowered.