Education

End Silent Lunches at Elementary School

End Silent Lunches at Elementary School

A California elementary school has mandated silent lunches to ensure that students eat instead of speak to one another. Tell the administration that this policy negatively affects young children’s social and cognitive development and urge them to find a more beneficial alternative.

Withdraw Proposal of Biased History Curriculum

Withdraw Proposal of Biased History Curriculum

Students in a Colorado school district walked out of class in protest of a new curriculum that would censor American history and deter civil disobedience. To stop this censorship, we need to petition the superintendent to give the students a clear and truthful picture of American history.

Applaud Students and Teachers for Opposing Censorship in Curriculum

Applaud Students and Teachers for Opposing Censorship in Curriculum

Students and teachers are jointly fighting the conservative censorship of history textbooks, which seeks to limit information taught about civil disobedience in America. Applaud these individuals for fighting academic suppression.

Urge School to Encourage Compassion Through Sharing

Urge School to Encourage Compassion Through Sharing

An elementary school student was recently given detention for sharing his school lunch with a fellow classmate. Urge the school to encourage sharing and compassion instead of unfairly issuing detention for such actions.

Support Sex-Positive Education for Teens

Support Sex-Positive Education for Teens

While abstinence-only education has proven to do little more than increase teen pregnancies and infection rates, one high school teacher has introduced ‘sex-positive education’ to help young adults make healthy decisions regarding their sexual activity. Thank this educator for using healthy models of sexually active relationships to promote safe sexuality.

Support Coach Reprimanded for Congratulating Little League Star

Support Coach Reprimanded for Congratulating Little League Star

A college basketball coach was recently reprimanded by the NCAA for violating recruitment regulations. However, all he did was make a congratulatory phone call to a little league star. Tell the NCAA to reverse its nonsensical decision to punish this coach.

Stop High School from Forcing Students to Wear Shame Suit

Stop High School from Forcing Students to Wear Shame Suit

A high school student was forced to wear an embarrassing outfit as a disciplinary measure for violating the school’s dress code. Tell the school district that this type of shaming is outdated and unacceptable.

Protect the Right to Education for All Women

Protect the Right to Education for All Women

Lack of a fair chance at higher education is holding back women of color and single mothers. Help end inequality by giving all women the opportunity to go to college.

Applaud Google for Supporting Tech Program for Girls

Applaud Google for Supporting Tech Program for Girls

Google has just donated almost $200,000 to a program that teaches teenage black and Latina girls about the basics of computer programming. Applaud Google for their donation and the program for helping to diversify the tech industry.

Applaud Survivor’s Stand Against College Rape

Applaud Survivor’s Stand Against College Rape

A young woman is protesting her university’s mishandling of her rape complaint by carrying the mattress she was raped on until her assailant is expelled. Support her in her performance piece protesting the callousness of our nation’s approach to sexual assault on campus.

Tell Superintendent to Apologize for Inappropriate Comments

Tell Superintendent to Apologize for Inappropriate Comments

Female high school students were called ‘skanks’ and asked to bend over by the school’s superintendent who felt the students were dressed inappropriately. Urge the superintendent to apologize to the students for her rude comments.

Praise School District for Choosing Counseling Over Arrests

Praise School District for Choosing Counseling Over Arrests

The second biggest school district in the country has firmly turned away from zero tolerance policies in favor of counseling and other more compassionate measures. Applaud this district for acknowledging that zero tolerance policies are hurting American students and communities.

End Crippling Student Loan Debt

End Crippling Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt is ballooning out of control, hurting the economy and keeping college graduates saddled with debilitating financial burdens for years or decades. Help bring an end to this unacceptable situation.

Applaud Colleges for Reducing Student Stress with Therapy Dogs

Applaud Colleges for Reducing Student Stress with Therapy Dogs

Stress in college students seems to rise each year, leading to poorer student performances. Show your appreciation of colleges that implement dog therapy programs during finals week to help reduce stress.

Stop Unethical Disciplinary Actions for Students with Disabilities

Stop Unethical Disciplinary Actions for Students with Disabilities

Restraint and seclusion have been used in Virginia’s public schools as regular disciplinary measures for students with disabilities. Administrators must stop these unethical procedures from harming innocent children.

Praise University President for Sacrificing to Raise Worker Salaries

Praise University President for Sacrificing to Raise Worker Salaries

Kentucky State University’s president shed $90,000 from his own salary in order to have the salaries of the university’s minimum wage employees raised. Applaud this selfless and generous action.

Thank College President for Taking Pay Cut to Assist Low-Wage Workers

Thank College President for Taking Pay Cut to Assist Low-Wage Workers

Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse recently decided to take a pay cut to increase the wages of the low-waged employees. Praise this official for his generous and influential actions.

Applaud Group for Arranging Baby’s Funeral

Applaud Group for Arranging Baby’s Funeral

Child abuse is unfortunately quite common in the United States, and cases of child abuse are uncovered on a daily basis. The innocent lives that are lost are not always commemorated, and are regrettably forgotten. Thank a non-profit group for giving a neglected infant a proper funeral.

Don’t Encourage Rejection of Evolution

Don’t Encourage Rejection of Evolution

New education standards would encourage students to question and reject evolution. There is no good reason to mandate skepticism of such a well-established scientific fact. Encourage education officials to reject the proposed measure.

Save Bilingual Education and English Immersion Programs

Save Bilingual Education and English Immersion Programs

Bilingual education and English language immersion programs provide immigrant students with a quality education while they make the transition into American society. Help save these programs from termination as schools are pressured to switch to English-only instruction.

Provide High-Risk Schools with ‘Bulletproof Blankets’

Provide High-Risk Schools with ‘Bulletproof Blankets’

A company has recently created a ‘bulletproof blanket’ to protect students from gun violence and natural disasters. Urge the company and the Department of Education to provide schools at high risk for violence with this life-saving product.

Thank Online Platform for Promoting Learning

Thank Online Platform for Promoting Learning

Websites like Coursera are offering free massive open online classes. Thank them for their effort at cultivating an interest in learning, and for providing free content.

Support Making Tech Fields More Accessible to Women

Support Making Tech Fields More Accessible to Women

Women are less likely to enter the tech field because they lack the support to study computer science and engineering. Praise the strides that schools are taking to inspire new perspectives for women by creating an inviting learning environment in computer science and engineering.

Raise Awareness About Dangerous Sport

Raise Awareness About Dangerous Sport

Up to a dozen people a year die while diving for this rare shellfish. Push to educate would-be divers so they may know the risks of the sport and participate safely.

Prevent Universities from Retaining Bad Professors

Prevent Universities from Retaining Bad Professors

Students’ educations are being neglected, as university faculty are being evaluated based on research output rather than teaching ability. This negatively affects the caliber of education provided by these institutions. Petition research universities to make students’ educations their first priority.