Public school teachers have been contributing a portion of their salary into pension funds each year, only to find that they’ve been lied to, their money has been spent, and their futures are in jeopardy. Oppose unconstitutional pension cuts and protect retired teachers.
In war-torn countries, military forces are known to raid schools and turn them into temporary army bases. This careless tactic denies children the right to an education and puts teachers at risk. Join the effort to save schools in war zones from this fate.
A teacher who also identifies as a lesbian was recently terminated from her employment because she helped LGBTI students report harassment. Applaud her for taking a stand for equality and suing the school district for discrimination.
Homeboy Industries is a cafe and bakery that employs former gang members to prevent gang recidivism. Support this innovative effort that helps gang members turn over a new leaf.
In today’s international society, understanding dietary codes like veganism and vegetarianism is increasingly important. Unfortunately, most college campuses do nothing to promote that understanding. Sign this petition to encourage programs that build this type of sensitivity in the college environment.
Young children are interacting with mobile devices more now than ever, and pediatricians are concerned. This trend can hinder learning and social development and lead to health problems. Demand that parents stop allowing their children to use mobile devices.
Partisan politics, conflicting interests and lack of critical debate on reforms are hurting our education system. Help refocus our nation’s attention on what really matters – demand attention be paid to public concerns about new education reforms.
While the field of engineering keeps growing, the number of related degrees earned by women is dropping. A new video showcasing engineering toys for girls is trending in hopes to create a new generation of female engineers. Celebrate this video and its goal of ending gender stereotypes.
When a motivational speaker with a reputation for sexism, genderism, and bigotry recently spoke at a high school, students took to social media to express their outrage. Applaud these students for recognizing and calling out discriminatory ideas and behaviors.
As many schools are turning to the use of firearms to protect students in the case of school shootings, one company has come up with a safer and more cost-effective way to protect students in these tragic situations. Support this alternative solution to protecting our students from violence and shootings in the schools.
A sixth grader, whose meal account was short thirty cents, recently had his breakfast taken from him and thrown away. Urge the school district to change its policy so as to prevent children from going to class hungry.
The future of agriculture will depend upon organic farming and the future of the world will depend upon our children. What are we doing today to train the next generation of organic farmers for tomorrow? Sign the petition to support the efforts of those teaching the next generation about organic farming.
Newly developed electric school buses could drastically improve air quality and could save school districts a substantial amount of money in the long run. Encourage schools to invest in electric school buses.
Half of all U.S. teachers say hunger is a serious problem in their school. Make meals free to all students, to ensure hunger does not get in the way of the education and future of American children.
Students deserve to learn valuable practical living skills that are relevant to life in the modern world, such as healthy eating and budgeting for college. Demand a revised home economics curriculum.
National Novel Writing Month is an international movement that encourages people to write a novel in the span of one month. Sign this petition to support this type of creative outlet.
Interest rates on student loans are building up costs faster than university students and graduates can pay them. In this tough economy, a college education is not providing students with the jobs they need in order to pay the extraordinarily high interest rates on their loans. Ask Congress to put a stop to predatory student loans by setting limits on private interest rates for students.
The Newark Museum was once home to the Arts Workshop Department, which provided educational workshops for adults and senior citizens. Support reopening this important program, and take a stand for arts education in museums.
A high school student has been suspended from volleyball after picking up an intoxicated friend from a party. Ask school officials to revoke the punishment, and support this student for making a safe and responsible choice.
Recently, Dartmouth College created The Triangle House, a residence hall exclusively for its LGBT population. By signing this petition you’ll commend Dartmouth’s efforts to creating safe, positive spaces for LGBT youth.
A writer and performance artist has uncovered the life of famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s brilliant, but tragically lost and unjustly forgotten older sister. Please sign this petition to support this artist and her work to bring a forgotten woman’s life to light again.
A public official recently described the celebration of LGBT history month as ‘a form of sexual assault on our children.’ Among other choice comments, he has thoroughly disrespected the LGBT community. Condemn this man for his derogatory and baseless slander of LGBT individuals.
Immigrant and refugee women in Washington DC lack the resources and education to fund and start their own businesses, but a non-profit designed to empower these individuals is has taken root. Sign the petition to commend founder Marga Fripp’s efforts and dedication to women’s education.
A professor refuses to teach about women writers in his English course because he does not like them. This bias prevents students from becoming well-rounded English students. Women writers have a profound impact on the world and deserve to be recognized; urge the university to require that professors always include women writers in their courses.
Across the country, school lunches are too short and do not give students enough time to wait in line, get their food, and actually sit down to eat it. As a result, many students do not get the chance to eat at all, or eat very little, and go back to class hungry and unable to focus. Demand longer school lunches so that students have a chance to recharge and eat their food.