Education

Stop Banning Abortion Providers from Schools

Stop Banning Abortion Providers from Schools

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.

Protest Disposal of Black History Textbooks

Protest Disposal of Black History Textbooks

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.

Suspend Student For Destroying Israeli Comic Exhibit

Suspend Student For Destroying Israeli Comic Exhibit

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.

Commend NASA for Giving Full Scholarship to Wrongly Expelled Teen

Commend NASA for Giving Full Scholarship to Wrongly Expelled Teen

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.

Don’t Revoke College’s Accreditation

Don’t Revoke College’s Accreditation

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.

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Ensure Oklahoma Schools Have Proper Tornado Shelters

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.

Promote Program that Provides Equal Access to Higher Education

Promote Program that Provides Equal Access to Higher Education

Student debt is hurting the American economy, with $1.1 trillion in collective debt. Oregon is taking its first step to universal public education with a pay it forward program. Urge the Democratic Governors Association chairman to endorse this program to fellow governors.

Don’t Ban Award Winning Teen Novel From Classrooms

Don’t Ban Award Winning Teen Novel From Classrooms

A parent in a Florida school district is attempting to ban an award-winning novel that addresses sensitive topics such as rape and bullying. Tell the school board to keep this important novel in its classrooms.

Urge Libraries to Continue Storytelling Program for Young Children

Urge Libraries to Continue Storytelling Program for Young Children

The Contra Costa library system is creating a new strategic plan for its libraries, but it is unknown whether the afternoon storytelling program for young children will be maintained. Help Urge the Contra Costa libraries to continue running the Storytime program so that kids can learn to appreciate literature from a young age.

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Tell University Not to Fail Student for Conscientious Objection

A student was given a failing grade for objecting to performing a piece by an artist with racially discriminatory views. Demand that he is given credit for the course along with a passing grade, and urge the university to include protections for students’ conscientious objections.

Condemn University’s Retaliation Against Rape Victims

Condemn University’s Retaliation Against Rape Victims

For the third time in the last year, a major American university is facing a federal investigation regarding its mistreatment of victims of sexual violence. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill allegedly “retaliated” against a woman who spoke publicly about her rape, charging her with an honor code violation, but not expelling her rapist. Condemn UNC’s extreme misconduct and demand substantial, immediate reforms to the university’s sexual assault policies.

Applaud Innovative Sex Ed Project

Applaud Innovative Sex Ed Project

Sex ed is often brushed off as boring or antiquated and much of it focuses only on heterosexual, cisgender relationships. A project based in New York is working to spread sex education through social media in a more modern way, gearing education specifically toward gay and bisexual men. Thank them for their efforts to modernize a practice that everyone should be interested in.

Provide Free Higher Education Without Mounting Debt

Provide Free Higher Education Without Mounting Debt

Oregon recently passed a bill that will guarantee a free public college education without student debt by having graduates contribute a portion of their income to their old schools. This model is a great way to solve student loan debt crisis and to improve the state’s economy. Urge Washington State to introduce a similar plan.

Stop Jailing Children for School Absences

Stop Jailing Children for School Absences

Texas punishes children who are late to school or if they miss more than ten days of school by large fines and even jails them. The U.S. Department of Justice received a complaint from activist groups calling for an intervention in this practice. Support their claims and urge Eric Holder to protect children.

Require Child Abuse Education in Schools

Require Child Abuse Education in Schools

Every 6 minutes, a child is being sexually assaulted, but only 1 in 10 sexually abused children tell someone. Erin’s Law will ensure that children can protect themselves by teaching them to report anyone who even tries to touch their private parts. Urge New York State to pass this law to save thousands of children from becoming victims of sexual abuse.

Push for State-wide Comprehensive Sex Education in Mississippi

Push for State-wide Comprehensive Sex Education in Mississippi

Mississippi law mandates that sex education be taught in all school districts, but allows the districts to choose their own programs. Many schools in the state teach abstinence-only programs that are harmful and misogynistic. Tell Mississippi’s governor to cut funding for these abstinence-only programs.

Let Twelve-Year-Old Girl Play Football

Let Twelve-Year-Old Girl Play Football

A 12-year-old girl was kicked off her school’s football team for being the only girl there. Demand that the school’s CEO let her play and set a precedent for other girls in similar situations.

Urge Schools to Educate Students about Food Allergies

Urge Schools to Educate Students about Food Allergies

Reports show that there have been increasing cases of food allergy bullying among schoolchildren. Help kids understand the serious implications of these medical conditions by urging food allergy education in schools.

Allow Girl to Play on School Football Team

Allow Girl to Play on School Football Team

When Madison Baxter was told she was not allowed to play on her school’s football team because she was a girl, she was devastated. She was told by a school administrator that her presence could inspire ‘impure thoughts’ in her male teammates. Support Madison’s fight to play football with the boys, and show your support for female athletes facing discrimination across the country.

Keep Civics, US History, And Geography In Schools

Keep Civics, US History, And Geography In Schools

The US Department has indefinitely postponed nationals exams in Civics, US History, and Geography. Please sign this petition in order to ask that they be reinstated.

Demand Justice for 13-Year-Old Victim of Sodomy Hazing

Demand Justice for 13-Year-Old Victim of Sodomy Hazing

Last year, a 13-year-old boy in Norwood, Colorado was cornered in an empty bus, bound with duct tape and sodomized with a pencil by three upperclassmen. Two of the assualters are the sons of the school board President, and neither he nor the district’s Superintendent did anything to punish the perpetrators. Sign this petition to demand that both the Superintendent and school board President be fired for protecting the students who committed this heinous crime.

Urge Middle School to Change Its Unfair Lunch Policies

Urge Middle School to Change Its Unfair Lunch Policies

Recently, the father of a girl at a Colorado Middle School complained that the school’s boys-eat-first policy is promoting gender inequality and giving girls fewer privileges in the cafeteria. Urge the school to revise its policies so that boys and girls are given equal opportunities.

Reprimand Ohio School for Banning Afro-Puffs and Braids

Reprimand Ohio School for Banning Afro-Puffs and Braids

A college preparatory community charter school recently sent a letter to parents and guardians of students that Afro-puffs and twisted braids, with or without rubber-bands, are not permitted. Afro-puffs are essentially the black version of the ponytail. Sign the petition to demand the academy to take out this discriminatory, inappropriate and unnecessary addition to the school dress code.

Revise Budget to Better Provide for Disadvantaged Students

Revise Budget to Better Provide for Disadvantaged Students

The California Legislature recently passed a budget allotting additional funds to school districts where disadvantaged student proportions exceed 55 percent, but disadvantaged students in less needy districts are then overlooked. Urge the California Legislature to revise its budget to benefit all needy students regardless of school district.

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Demand University Expel Student for Hate Speech

A University of Arizona student has repeatedly given sermons proclaiming women deserve rape. His hateful statements are not just a distasteful opinion, but create a dangerous environment for female students on campus. Demand the university acknowledge his words as a hate speech and expel him.