Schools in Arizona could be banned from teaching classes about social justice issues such as race and gender equality should a proposed new bill become law. This blatant attempt to stifle academic freedom is one of many made by Republicans since the election of President-elect Donald Trump. Demand that the bill be killed by signing this petition.
A high school girl was sent home with a dating assignment with blatantly sexist advice, such as “be feminine and lady-like” and “don’t waste his money.” More assignments like this exist in the school’s database and must be removed immediately to create a more inclusive and progressive learning environment. Urge the principal to make these changes as soon as possible.
Primary school children are being burdened with hours of homework, which some experts say has no academic benefit and can interfere with mental health. Ask educators to reduce homework so that our children have more time to be children.
Students are facing low job prospects and crippling student loans after leaving college. Demand free tuition for all students in order to strengthen our country’s workforce.
A plan to increase the cost of tuition in England was sneakily posted without a public announcement on a government website. English schools are already more expensive than most schools in Europe. Sign this petition to reprimand the Department of Education for trying to avoid scrutiny.
A sharp increase in the amount of racist graffiti left on school property in a Maryland county has led many parents to worry about their children’s safety and well being. Sign this petition to encourage schools in this county to implement racial equality classes to combat this bigoted behavior.
Students at a Georgia high school found swastikas, slurs against minorities and vulgar language painted across their campus. Urge officials to increase security on campus to protect students and intimidate these and any other racist criminals.
A textbook filled with racist statements and historical inaccuracies has been prevented from being used in classrooms. Sign the petition to thank the Board of Education for preventing this harmful and misleading textbook from reaching the hands of students.
A history teacher has been suspended after using a history lesson to compare the divisive rhetoric and demagoguery of Donald Trump to the rhetoric of Adolf Hitler. The teacher utilized his freedom of speech and his expertise in the area of Holocaust studies to make his argument. Demand that he be reinstated immediately.
Colleges are trying too hard to appease the overly sensitive and narrow-minded by becoming “safe spaces” where nobody is required to face opposition. This is counter-productive to equal rights and acceptance. Sign this petition to put a stop to this sanitizing of education.
Punishments like detention are detrimental to children, making them feel isolated and doing nothing to encourage them to learn from their mistakes. One school introduced meditation as an alternative with huge success, seeing zero suspensions throughout the school year. Require that meditation become an alternative to suspension in American schools.
The loss of unstructured play time in the lives of children and adolescents in America corresponds with an increase in teenage anxiety and depression. In spite of this, administration is still pushing for less recess, more structure, and earlier exams. Protect the mental and emotional well-being of our youth by preserving their vital time for play.
Oxford University in the United Kingdom just took action to fight rape and sexual assault on campus by making sexual consent classes mandatory for incoming freshmen. Urge officials to take this one step further by requiring consent classes at all U.K. universities.
Many preschool teachers appear to carry implicit racial biases against black children, creating a disparity in discipline. Urge officials to fight this racial bias by providing extra training and guidance to preschool teachers.
A 9-year-old killed himself allegedly due to bullying from classmates. Sign this petition to ask for an investigation into the harassment that may have caused his suicide and to demand that schools be more proactive in stopping bullying.
A young, somewhat overweight girl was sent home from school for wearing a T-shirt and leggings because the school claimed they were too form-fitting. Demand that the school apologize to her and her family and reevaluate their discriminatory dress code.
A proposed Mexican-American studies textbook insinuates that Mexican laborers were “lazy.” The Board of Education is set to review the controversial textbook this fall and decide whether it can be taught in classrooms. Sign the petition to demand that the Board of Education reject the textbook, its errors, and its racist, derogatory remarks.
Learning how to skateboard can be one of the greatest metaphors for navigating life, it teaches you humility, individualism, the importance of creativity, and how to get back up when you fall. Demand that skateboarding be offered as an elective for PE in schools across the nation.
America’s pre-kindergarten teachers are paid a median wage of $9.77 an hour, 13 cents less than McDonald’s workers. They nurture early childhood development and support working parents. Tell lawmakers to make their pay commensurate with their contribution.
A California high school district wants to allow its employees to carry concealed weapons to use for self-defense. Tell the board of trustees to consider safer solutions instead of allowing guns on school grounds.
Victims of rape and sexual assault may be punished at the Mormon-run Brigham Young University for “moral violations,” when they report the crimes against them seeking justice. Tell BYU to amend this systematic policy failure and ensure victims are protected and not further victimized and shamed.
A national education campaign on climate change has been proposed to teach the public about the threats it poses and reinforce that it’s human-made. Sign our petition to support this initiative and demand everything be done to ensure it passes.
Students with disabilities are not having their needs met in Washington State. These children cannot thrive without the money to do so. Advocate for more funding and give each student the education they require to succeed.
As Americans we cherish our freedom of speech, yet hundreds of books each year are banned from libraries across the nation. Banning books deprives people of seeing different perspectives and ideas, which is something many people should learn to do. Demand that it should be illegal to ban books.
Many students in New York City do not get enough to eat, because they either cannot pay for a school lunch or they do not want to face the stigma that qualifying for a free lunch brings. Sign this petition and demand that all public schools provide a free lunch for all students, regardless of family income.