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.
A decision to ban a classic novel about African-American identity issues in 20th century America was recently reversed. Applaud the decision to not ban this book. Intellectual freedom and education are too important to allow politics to get in the way.
In Myanmar, children often end up encountering poorly-funded schools that are either abandoned by teachers or demand fees that the child’s family can’t afford to pay. Believing that their children won’t get a decent education at such unreliable schools, their families make them perform manual labor instead. Sign this petition demanding that Myanmar adequately fund its schools so that children can spend their formative years learning and not carrying heavy loads at the docks, serving tea, or staffing factories.
The Turkish state has taken steps to reverse its history of suppressing the rights of ethnic minorities, by allowing the reopening of a Greek language school on Gokceada, an island historically populated by ethnic Greeks. Sign this petition to praise Turkey for recognizing that minority cultures are not to be stamped out and absorbed into the majority and to encourage it to take more steps to allow minorities to preserve their identity and heritage.
Lower family incomes are deterring qualified students from applying to competitive schools. A non-profit organization is helping these disadvantaged students through these hardships. Commend the staff for their efforts.
A woman’s right to express her discomfort with sharing space with undressed boys should be respected. Urge Germany to adopt a law allowing girls to seek alternative accommodations to mixed-gender swimming classes at public schools.
A high school named for a controversial Confederate general and founding member of the Ku Klux Klan has still not changed its name, despite numerous requests from community members to do so. Urge the school superintendent to immediately change the name of this high school.
A generous and thoughtful individual is creating a series of valuable online video lectures that make free education easier to find for all those who need it. His goal: to provide “a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.” Applaud his innovative online academy working to make education more accessible.
A new program will provide low income students a free nutritious breakfast and lunch. Eating breakfast in the morning is proven to produce students with better grades, lower behavioral issues, higher levels of concentration, and better attendance. Commend this excellent new program.