A racist and sexist school board member is still on the job even after his African American and female colleagues repeatedly complained about his behavior towards them. Demand that the school district fire him immediately.
Black students are suspended from school up to six times more often than their white peers in a clear demonstration of the continuing problem of racism on the part of school administrators. Demand that action be taken to rectify this racial discrepancy in school discipline.
False patriots are attempting to whitewash American atrocities from history curriculum by banning an advanced history class. Demand that students be taught the truth about history, not a fake whitewashed version.
A popular special needs teacher was suspended and reported to the police for hugging an autistic student. The child’s own mother is the teacher’s biggest defender, and yet the teacher still faces discipline and criminal charges. Demand these charges be dropped and that the school reinstate the teacher and apologize for its ridiculous and disparaging claims.
Public schools are forcing children into physical restraints and throwing them into seclusion behind locked doors for no justifiable reason, according to a recent study. Demand that action is taken to reform these schools so that children are no longer subjected to such horrible abuse.
Lawmakers are trying to ban advanced U.S. history courses because they tell the truth about the negative aspects of the country. Don’t let these legislators deny students the chance for decent, honest education. Demand that this ban be rejected.
Efforts to teach intelligent design in science classes have been stopped. Praise leaders for protecting students’ education and keeping religion out of the classroom.
A New York City public school has adopted a completely vegetarian menu, dramatically improving the lives of its students and its impact on the environment. Applaud the school for facilitating this important change and advocating for a compassionate lifestyle.
An allegedly abusive special needs school principal is still on the job after recordings of her verbal abuse towards her students surfaced and were reported to her supervisors. Demand that the school district fire her immediately.
An officer arrested for allegedly assaulting two young boys has been suspended, but is still employed. Demand that the officer be fired for abusing his position of authority and targeting children, who are particularly vulnerable.
If pro-gun lobbyists get their way public schools would be required to teach a curriculum they designed. Call on officials to oppose this outrageous propaganda.
Two senators want high schools to include healthy consent and safe, respectful relationships as part of public high school sex education to help curb the massive rape and domestic abuse epidemics. Urge the government to support teaching our kids these essential topics.
Quality public education is a human right. Expose one governor’s efforts to defund his state’s university and re-write its progressive mission statement.
Rather than helping them achieve, America’s public schools have unfairly targeted black girls and failed to keep them safe. Demand equal treatment in the classroom for all girls of color.
Music education is on the decline in public schools, despite the fact that it offers many benefits to the minds of young students. Research has shown that music brings about positive changes in the structure of the brain. Please sign this petition to help promote music education in public schools.
World religion is being ignored in public schools, despite the fact that religion has profound cultural and historical implications. We can’t afford to have a society that is ignorant of religion, since it is a force that wields a tremendous amount of power. Sign this petition to promote religious studies in schools.
Thousands of children across the country are at risk of severe abuse and neglect. Demand that the Department of Health and Human Services hold states responsible for protecting our children.
A state education budget will be severely cut in order to pay for an expensive sports stadium if a new budget plan goes through. Demand that no more money be taken from the teachers and students who desperately need it.
A school employee may face repercussions from her district after allegedly sharing a number of racist and pro-Confederate images on her Facebook page. Demand that the school district fire the employee.
Multicultural lessons may be scrapped after the high school where the lessons took place received waves of criticism from a handful of vocal bigots who are against educating students about Islam and the Middle East. Urge the school to preserve its important curriculum in the face of this hateful backlash.
A private Christian academy allegedly denied a gay couple the chance to send in applications for their children to attend the school. Demand that the school end its homophobic discrimination at once.
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.
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.
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.
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.