Education

Punish Fraternity for Sexually Suggestive Banners

Punish Fraternity for Sexually Suggestive Banners

A house associated with the Sigma Nu fraternity at Old Dominion University had sexually suggestive signs hung from it that seemed to promote rape culture. Punish the students responsible for this irresponsible and disgusting act.

Demand State Intervene in Failing Schools

Demand State Intervene in Failing Schools

Five schools in one county have a 95 percent failure rate for their students and an F rating from the state office of education. Something must be done to save these failing schools and the thousands of kids and families who depend on them for their futures. Sign here to demand that the state intervene immediately.

Praise Athlete’s Pledge to Send Over 1000 Kids to College

Praise Athlete’s Pledge to Send Over 1000 Kids to College

Professional athlete LeBron James has pledged to send over 1000 children to college on the condition that they keep up their grades and attendance. Applaud the move, which will give underprivileged children the opportunity to obtain post-secondary education that they may not otherwise be able to afford.

Reprint Yearbook that Excluded Athlete Based on His Sexuality

Reprint Yearbook that Excluded Athlete Based on His Sexuality

An openly gay high school basketball player has allegedly been left out of his high school yearbook due to his sexuality. This is absolutely unacceptable and the school must answer for what it has done. Sign here to demand that the principal of this school make this right and reprint the yearbook to include the young man.

Praise NBA Star’s Philanthropic Gesture

Praise NBA Star’s Philanthropic Gesture

NBA Star Lebron “the King” James has just donated hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars to educate hundreds of kids in the state of Ohio. Please sign here to commend this act of philanthropy and encourage other successful athletes to do the same.

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Teach Meditation in All U.S. Schools

Meditation is an invaluable life skill that is becoming increasingly important in today’s complex and fast-paced world. Sign the petition demanding that it be taught in all U.S. schools.

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Stop Unlawfully Promoting Christianity in Our Public Schools

Public school children are being taught that Christianity is the one true religion and that it should be the guiding principle of our government. Demand that school authorities stop this unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state taking place in our schools at once.

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.

Students fill their trays as they file through the lunch line at Brooklyn Center High School in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Wednesday, April 27, 2011. More than 80 percent of students at Brooklyn Center High School qualify for free or reduced lunches, and the district makes sure that every kid receives a meal.

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.