Education

Commend Efforts to Increase Literacy in Developing Nations

Commend Efforts to Increase Literacy in Developing Nations

A nonprofit organization has provided thousands of students, teachers, and families with electronic reading devices, also known as e-readers. Offering these amazing tools to those in developing nations increases literacy and creativity. We should take the time to commend this organization for their efforts to improve literacy.

Start School Later in the Day to Boost Student Learning

Start School Later in the Day to Boost Student Learning

It’s a well-documented fact that lack of sleep can weaken students’ academic performance. Conversely, when students are well-rested, absenteeism, tardiness, depression, obesity, drop-out rates and even auto accidents all decline, new studies say. Encourage schools to set later start times to protect students’ health and enhance their learning.

Commend Student for Standing Up for Evidence-Based Science in Education

Commend Student for Standing Up for Evidence-Based Science in Education

Louisiana has a law in place that legally allows creationism to be taught in public schools, especially regarding evolution and climate change. However, a student is fighting back, speaking out against evidence-denying teachings, and has garnered serious support from the affected communities. Commend him for his efforts to reinstate a science education that does not deny children the facts.

Condemn School for Discriminatory Dress Code

Condemn School for Discriminatory Dress Code

A seven-year-old girl was hassled by school officials because of her dreadlocks. Her father was forced to pull her from the school after this embarrassing and discriminatory episode. Please sign this petition to condemn the school for its terrible treatment of a child over her choice of hairstyle.

Applaud Program for Students with Learning Disabilities

Applaud Program for Students with Learning Disabilities

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) has adopted a program for students with autism and other learning disabilities that has proven to be effective for young people pursuing a college degree. Applaud EMU for its efforts and encourage other colleges and universities to implement similar programming.

Praise Increased Kindergarten Access for Low-Income Families

Praise Increased Kindergarten Access for Low-Income Families

The Washington Supreme Court recently ruled that the state wasn’t doing enough to support Washington schools, and required them to place more money into education. Commend the Governor in his plan to fund low-income elementary schools with all-day Kindergarten programs, but insist that this plan covers all Washington elementary schools, and urge the Governor to work for more progress.

Demand Donald Trump Compensate Scammed Students

Demand Donald Trump Compensate Scammed Students

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump scammed several thousand students into attending a fake university with no academic license. Demand he apologize and compensate them.

Provide Students With Truthful Slavery Education

Provide Students With Truthful Slavery Education

With thousands of slaves being trafficked through the United States yearly it is necessary for McGraw-Hill to include up-to-date slavery information in its textbooks. Demand McGraw-Hill correctly educate children on the subject of slavery in America so that they can be equipped with the right information to fight the problem in the future.

Stop Teaching Children Denounced Coal Education Program

Stop Teaching Children Denounced Coal Education Program

In Illinois schools, children continue to be taught the Coal Education Program, a discredited curriculum that fails to mention the negative impacts of coal and coal mining on the environment and human health. Please urge Illinois to no longer tolerate this coal industry-funded propaganda in classrooms.

Commend Governor for Supporting New Sex Education Law

Commend Governor for Supporting New Sex Education Law

The governor of Illinois recently announced that he will support a new sex education law that will require schools to teach more comprehensive sex education curricula. Tell the governor to sign the progressive bill into law immediately.

Demand School Books Teach About Present-Day Slavery

Demand School Books Teach About Present-Day Slavery

Slavery is controlling the lives of 27 million people around the world today. Unfortunately, this issue is not taught well in schools, leaving room for misinformation or the belief that slavery no longer exists. Demand that school books include information on modern international slavery.

Encourage Schools to Teach Protest Curriculum

Encourage Schools to Teach Protest Curriculum

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream speech, the national curriculum should incorporate a history of protest movements. Children should learn the power of their own voices through demonstration and ways to challenge the status quo in order to make the world a fairer place. Please call for schools to educate students about the power of activism.

Improve Mismanaged Yuma High School

Improve Mismanaged Yuma High School

A High School in Yuma is being terribly mismanaged, with teachers being given no chance to properly conduct classes. This fault lies primarily with the school’s administrators, who must be held accountable for providing an unacceptable teaching environment that can only be harmful to the education of students.

Condemn Californian Politician for Promoting Cyber-bullying of Teachers

Condemn Californian Politician for Promoting Cyber-bullying of Teachers

A California politician has been making campaign speeches suggesting cyber-bullying by students as a way of identifying bad teachers as a way of improving the system. Tell this politician that his unconventional method would have disastrous consequences for both our students and teachers, and he must find another way of weeding out bad teachers.

Reform Education: Replace Standardized Testing with Performance-Based Assessments

Reform Education: Replace Standardized Testing with Performance-Based Assessments

Standardized testing is one of the greatest determining factors of student intelligence in America. Sadly, this method alienates critical thinking and trains students to memorize short-term information rather than retain it long-term. Urge our Department of Education to phase out standardized tests in favor of effective teaching methods that better enable students to think critically and retain knowledge.

Commend China for Educational Reform

Commend China for Educational Reform

Chinese officials are considering a new approach to their educational system; reducing needless stress Chinese students endure because of take-home assignments and focus on passing exams. We should commend the proposed reforms that would eliminate most homework and highlight hands-on learning and real world experience.

Protect LGBT Students in the UK

Protect LGBT Students in the UK

Schools in the United Kingdom are implementing outdated, anti-gay policies in their sex education programs. Tell the UK to start cracking down on these discriminatory schools.

Provide Gifted Children with Proper Education

Provide Gifted Children with Proper Education

Three million gifted students nationwide are not being provided with adequate educational opportunities or challenges. This increases their chances of dropping out or becoming unenthused academically. Urge the Department of Education to provide gifted children with the proper resources and programs.

Commend Creation of Pakistan’s Education Promoting Superhero

Commend Creation of Pakistan’s Education Promoting Superhero

A Pakistani pop star created a new superhero cartoon promoting girls’ education in his country. Congratulate his efforts to encourage girls to see their education as something valuable.

Applaud Science and Engineering Company on Internship Program

Applaud Science and Engineering Company on Internship Program

A leading science and engineering company sponsors an annual internship program for college students across the United States. In addition to having the opportunity to meet professional scientists and engineers, students create projects that have the potential to be turned into actual products. Applaud the company’s unique internship program.

Stop the Ban of Award Winning Book

Stop the Ban of Award Winning Book

New York City schools have banned a book crucial to helping children and young adults. This honest and unapologetic novel provides an older brother approach to advice by exposing what kids today are up against and showing that even the worst of circumstances can be overcome. Sign the petition here to get this counseling tool back in the hands of children who desperately need it.

Advise Failing Public Libraries to Merge with Public Schools

Advise Failing Public Libraries to Merge with Public Schools

Public libraries are feeling the pain of tight budgets. In order to avoid public library closures, they should partner with local public schools to provide a more efficient and effective service.

Tell Textbook Publisher: Stop Teaching Loch Ness Monster as Fact

Tell Textbook Publisher: Stop Teaching Loch Ness Monster as Fact

An American book publisher is producing biology textbooks including claims that the Loch Ness Monster is real and that dinosaurs are not extinct. These statements are untrue, and only serve to misinform and confuse children who encounter them in the classroom. Please sign this petition and demand that these false claims be removed from the publisher’s curriculum.

Demand Transgender-Inclusive University Health Care Plans

Demand Transgender-Inclusive University Health Care Plans

Until 2007, no American universities included comprehensive benefits for transgender students or employees in their health care plans. A handful of schools have made great strides in diversity and inclusivity by including at least some therapies for trans individuals, but many more have neglected to add these options. Call on American schools to embrace diversity and add trans-inclusive benefits for all individuals to their health care plans.

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Condemn School for Allowing Abuse Toward Feminist Society

Despite offensive and threatening comments toward members of a feminist society, a prominent school still refuses to defend its students and has instead forced them to limit their activity. The administration must apologize to the group and start shielding them from degrading behavior.