Education

Don’t Ban Tools That Help Kids With ADHD Cope

Don’t Ban Tools That Help Kids With ADHD Cope

Fidget spinners are not just the latest trend. They’re an important tool for many people but they’re being banned in schools. Please sign this petition to allow fidget devices in classrooms.

Protect Education for Special Needs Students

Protect Education for Special Needs Students

Disabled children are slipping through the cracks when it comes to federal funding and school vouchers. Sign this petition to guarantee funding and proper care of special needs children in private schools.

Demand School Drop Racially Biased Hairstyle Ban

Demand School Drop Racially Biased Hairstyle Ban

A school is punishing black girls for wearing black hairstyles, particularly box braids. They claim it is to encourage equality among students, but in reality it promotes a harmful homogeneous environment that discourages expression of culture. Sign this petition to demand the school lift the ban on such hairstyles and apologize to the punished students.

Justice For Boy Who Committed Suicide Due To Bullying

Justice For Boy Who Committed Suicide Due To Bullying

A young boy recently committed suicide due to heavy bullying, which his school apparently failed to tell his mother was going on. This is completely unacceptable in an age where bullying runs rampant and has caused far too many deaths. Sign this petition to demand justice for the boy and his family.

Stop Denying Hundreds of Muslim Children Their Right to Education

Stop Denying Hundreds of Muslim Children Their Right to Education

A mob forced the shutdown of two religious schools in Myanmar, and the government is taking no action to punish those involved. Sign this petition to demand that the schools be reopened.

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Stop States Lying to Students About Climate Change

Climate change deniers in statehouses across the country have been emboldened by the Trump administration. Legislation in six states now threatens our children’s educations by allowing teachers to lie to students about the facts surrounding climate change. Demand an end to teaching climate change denial in schools, and protect children from lies and deceit about an important scientific reality.

Protect Michelle Obama’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ Program

Protect Michelle Obama’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ Program

The Trump administration plans to discontinue Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative. Demand this important program be continued and protected.

Don’t Censor Children’s Book about Gender Identity

Don’t Censor Children’s Book about Gender Identity

A North Carolina school has banned “Jacob’s New Dress,” a book about a gender non-conforming child. Demand that this book be reinstated as a part of the curriculum to help end the bullying of trans kids.

Betsy DeVos: Keep Student Loan Protections In Place

Betsy DeVos: Keep Student Loan Protections In Place

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has removed policies that protect student loan borrowers. Sign the petition to demand this decision be reversed.

Don’t Deny Students the Right to Learn About Climate Change and Evolution

Don’t Deny Students the Right to Learn About Climate Change and Evolution

The teaching of science in public schools is under attack by a proposed bill that would undermine topics like climate change and evolution. This is the latest in a stream of anti-science attacks that have increased since the new presidential administration took hold. Sign this petition to protect the interest of scientific education from the Republican agenda.

Stop Comparing Abortion to the Holocaust

Stop Comparing Abortion to the Holocaust

An Alberta high school allowed a pro-life group to compare abortion to the Holocaust during a mandatory religious lesson. The group responsible remains unrepentant about the offense caused and the misinformation given to vulnerable school children and insists that they will continue to draw this vile comparison. Join us in demanding that the government of Alberta ensure such offensive, inappropriate, and unacceptable incidents never happen again.

Preserve Funding for Puerto Rican Universities

Preserve Funding for Puerto Rican Universities

Thousands of university students are striking against the federal government’s overreach into Puerto Rico’s affairs, as the government threatens to strip $450 million from the University of Puerto Rico budget to pay debts owed to Wall Street bankers. Sign this petition to fight back against the tyranny of Wall Street and show your solidarity with the students struggling to preserve their education.

Do Not Prevent High School Students From Graduating

Do Not Prevent High School Students From Graduating

Underprivileged students may not have a chance to earn a high school diploma if Chicago’s mayor succeeds in passing a new policy. Sign this petition to demand that the measure not be passed.

Protect Students From Greedy Debt Collectors

Protect Students From Greedy Debt Collectors

Loan firms can now charge a predatory 16 percent fee on student debt, putting many recent and long-term graduates in financial distress. A limitation on the fees imposed by the debt collectors to borrowers was recently canceled, and predatory practices of the lending industry are likely to be back in full force. Sign the petition to demand that students’ interests – and not financial sharks’ interests – should come first.

Applaud Introduction of Non-Eurocentric Maps in Public Schools

Applaud Introduction of Non-Eurocentric Maps in Public Schools

A new world map that does not over-represent the size of North America and Europe is now used in Boston public schools. This map depicting a more realistic scale of the continents is a simple yet effective step in promoting cultural understanding among younger generations while also fostering marginalized students’ self-esteem. Sign the petition to applaud the schools’ endeavor.

Don’t Let For-Profit Schools Rip-Off Students

Don’t Let For-Profit Schools Rip-Off Students

The for-profit education industry, which relies on federal funding through subsidized loans and vouchers, has been shown to engage in illegal business practices including fraud, deceptive marketing and false advertising. Secretary of Education DeVos would not publicly commit to protecting students enrolled in for-profit schools and filled her staff with industry insiders. Sign the below petition demanding the Department of Education hold for-profit entities accountable.

Success: Trump’s Requested Education Cuts Rejected

Success: Trump’s Requested Education Cuts Rejected

Massive cuts to the education and medical research budgets in favor of the construction of a border wall that Trump requested will not be included in the 2017 spending bill. Support this Congressional action, which is in the best interest of the country.

Stop Trump’s Attack on Education and Research Budgets

Stop Trump’s Attack on Education and Research Budgets

Huge budget cuts for education and medical research would be used to offset the massive increase in spending for border security and military that President Trump has requested for the rest of this fiscal year. Demand that Congress reject this irresponsible, dangerous proposal.

Keep Creationism Out of Science Classes

Keep Creationism Out of Science Classes

Creationism could soon be taught in school science classes if a proposed bill in Texas passes. With science already under severe attack from the Trump administration, this will only encourage more denial of scientific evidence and facts, severely harming students’ education. Sign this petition to demand science classes be kept safe.

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Don’t Ban Howard Zinn Books in Arkansas Schools

Books by Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States, could soon be banned in Arkansas schools. Let legislators know that Zinn’s work shines a light on oft-ignored aspects of American history and merits inclusion and discussion in public classrooms.

School Must Face Responsibility For Possible Role in Student’s Death

School Must Face Responsibility For Possible Role in Student’s Death

An autistic student drowned in a swimming pool due to the lifeguard reportedly being too busy in an office on the computer to pay attention to the students in the area. There will be no charges pressed against the school or the lifeguard, which is completely unacceptable. Sign this petition to demand the school be held accountable for the boy’s death.

Don’t Cripple U.S. Public School System

Don’t Cripple U.S. Public School System

Public schools are at risk of losing much-needed funding thanks to a recent bill that proposes a nationwide voucher system. Vouchers take money away from public schools and do nothing to accelerate students’ success. Tell the House of Representatives to vote against this bill.

Success: At Least One School District Will Protect Transgender Students

Success: At Least One School District Will Protect Transgender Students

The Philadelphia school district has committed to protecting the rights of its transgender students despite the Trump administration’s attack on the rule ensuring these students have access to the correct bathroom at their school. Sign below to support this choice to respect human rights, as the whole country should be doing.

Don’t Prevent Teachers from Promoting Equality with Inspirational Posters

Don’t Prevent Teachers from Promoting Equality with Inspirational Posters

High school teachers were told to remove “We the People” posters, which promote equality and diversity, because administrators deemed them too “political” and “anti-Trump.” Tell the administration that there is nothing political about equality — it’s a basic right.

Stop Political Censoring of Universities

Stop Political Censoring of Universities

Applicants for faculty positions at Iowa’s public universities may be forced to state their party affiliation before they are hired, and could be denied the job on partisan grounds. This new legislation requiring “partisan balance” would effectively prevent Democrats from being hired in teaching positions. Demand that this unconstitutional bill be rejected.

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