Education

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 Tell the school district that this type of shaming is outdated and unacceptable.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.

Fight Segregation in America’s Schools

Fight Segregation in America’s Schools

While racial segregation has been outlawed for decades, some school districts continue to struggle with integration. The federal government has done little to intervene. Demand that a deeply divided city work to ensure equal access for students of color.

Applaud Free Coding Classes for Women and Minorities

Applaud Free Coding Classes for Women and Minorities

Google is offering free coding classes to thousands of women and people of color to combat underrepresentation in the technology field. Thank the company for addressing this important issue and taking steps to eradicate barriers for underprivileged populations.

Thank Verizon for Encouraging Girls to Pursue Math and Science

Thank Verizon for Encouraging Girls to Pursue Math and Science

A new advertisement from Verizon breaks down the underlying causes of the gender disparity in science- and technology-related fields and promotes an environment in which girls are encouraged to pursue these interests. Sign the petition and thank Verizon for acknowledging and addressing one of the tech industry’s most pervasive problems.

Thank Chicago for Giving Free Meals to All Students

Thank Chicago for Giving Free Meals to All Students

Chicago Public Schools will now give all students free meals, regardless of family income. This is a fantastic move to end childhood hunger and low-income stigmatization. Thank Chicago for ensuring that every student receives a nutritious meal.

Thank Actor for Supporting Child Literacy

Thank Actor for Supporting Child Literacy

The television host of a popular reading show has been a devoted advocate of child literacy programs for more than 20 years. Thank the actor for his contributions to children’s education.

Commend Actor for Donating to Education

Commend Actor for Donating to Education

Seth MacFarlane has pledged to match donations to recreate the beloved 1980’s educational TV show ‘Reading Rainbow’ as a web series. Applaud the actor for supporting this valuable educational tool.