Five teachers recently created the a scholarship fund after seeing how some of their undocumented students were unable to go to college because they couldn’t afford it. Undocumented students are ineligible to apply for financial aid, making college no more than a dream for most. Please commend these teachers’ actions to make the dream of going to college a reality for undocumented students.
The Boy Scouts of America recently announced that overweight scouts may be excluded from several of the program’s biggest events. Lift this ban so that overweight scouts may transition to healthier living without being excluded and rejected.
A fairly new charter high school in California is facing a possible close-down due to financial mismanagement. The families involved with the school are committed to it and believe in its benefits for the students and community. Demand that this school stays open.
With digital formats of literature on the rise, libraries are getting left behind. Publishers often set leasing prices far outside a library’s budget, which is why the American Library Association launched its new campaign, Authors for Library Ebooks. Please praise this campaign that advocates for equitable e-book access to public libraries.
Miami is facing large budget cuts which will close almost half of its libraries as well as many of its literacy programs. Demand these cuts are not implemented and educational programs and resources are preserved.
Recently, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn passed an important bill to allow student athletes with disabilities the same right as their non-disabled student peers to opt out of gym class. Sign the petition to thank the governor for not discriminating against student athletes with disabilities.
Oregon recently introduced a plan that will make tuition at state universities free while they pay only 3 percent of their income for a fixed number of years. This plan for the education system paves the way for a better economy and a lowered student loan debt. Commend Oregon’s step toward better education.
Oregon recently introduced a plan that would provide students with free tuition at state universities. Urge congress to incorporate a plan promoting free higher education for every state.
The University of Southern California is facing a federal investigation on charges of ignoring sexual assault on campus. Demand the university strengthen and enforce policies against rape.
Applaud a Georgia Congressman for creating a graphic novel recounting his and others’ roles during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. The graphic novel depicts real life events and demonstrates the beauty of the historic non-violent movement.
A North Carolina university has denied a veteran in-state residency, thus rendering her unable to fully use her benefits as a veteran. Demand in-state tuition be offered where it is due so that veterans can take advantage of the benefits they have earned, and use them to further their education.
North Carolina State Legislature recently passed an education bill that will drastically cut school funding, take away teachers’ benefits and job security, and shift taxpayer dollars to privately-owned charter schools. Take a stand against this drastic legislation and support public education.
With a shortage of spots in public-funded preschool programs like Head Start, First 5 California offers an excellent alternative with its summer bridge preschool programs. These kindergarten ‘boot camps’ provide the academic and social skill set necessary for children to succeed upon starting school. Please applaud this free summer program that prepares children for kindergarten.
High school students have had their AP test scores cancelled because of an incorrect seating arrangement assigned by the school during the test. Urge the Educational Testing Services to revoke this cancellation and allow students to have the recognition they deserve.
Texas is currently in the process of purchasing updated science textbooks for its schools. For years certain board members have pushed for equal weight to be given to nonscientific beliefs in an effort to undermine supported scientific concepts. Demand the state focus its funding for science textbooks on subjects actually supported by science.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education revised its weapons policy to allow firearms on campus. This is dangerous in our current era of mass shootings. Tell the Pennsylvania State System of Education to change its reckless weapons policy.
New York City recently began a program that will support the education of undocumented immigrant youth. Sign the petition to support this initiative.
A Princeton professor has made it clear that he despises LGBT and Muslim Americans and opposes their basic civil rights. He sits on the board of a group that sponsors anti-Muslim hate groups and recently called California’s recent protections for transgender students part of a sinister plan to destroy morality. Please join in denouncing that this man’s actions and suspend him from teaching.
The Department of Education (DOE) does not enforce any sanctions against colleges and universities that fail to report sexual assault crimes and protect the victims. Covering up sexual assault on school campuses is illegal. Demand that the DOE hold schools accountable for their neglect of sexual assault victims.
A recently imposed law in Kansas bans abortion service providers from setting foot on school grounds. Students, who may be unlikely to seek pregnancy counseling or abortion clinics outside of school, need close access to these services. Tell the governor to bring an end to this discriminatory and baseless law.
A Michigan city’s Black History Collection was found in the dumpsters outside of its high school. This led to the revelation that the current Emergency Manager planned to donate the collection to other districts. Protest this lack of communication and mistreatment of a precious piece of African-American history.
A student in Germany recently vandalized a section of an art exhibit featuring an Israeli comic, forcing the exhibit to close down. The student’s actions are inexcusable. Please sign this petition to urge university officials to suspend this student from school.
Sixteen-year-old Kiera Wilmot is a brilliant high school student with an interest in science and a promising future, but after a harmless experiment at school went wrong, she was arrested and expelled. After public outcry, the teenager was eventually let back into school, all charges were dropped, and NASA Space Academy offered her a full scholarship to their program. Add your name to this petition to thank NASA for giving this student a bright future.
With a student population of 85,000 and a work force of 2,500, City College of San Francisco may have to close its doors with the recent decision to revoke its accreditation. Challenge the decision to discredit California’s largest community college to ensure that future generations have access to quality public higher education.
Even after seven children were killed in a tornado because their school lacked protection, Oklahoma still does not require schools to have tornado shelters. Demand that all schools across the state be required to offer adequate shelters so their students do not remain vulnerable.