Education

Florida: Stop Funding Textbooks That Deny Evolution and Minimize Slavery

Florida: Stop Funding Textbooks That Deny Evolution and Minimize Slavery

Taxpayers are paying for textbooks charter schools that promote religious teachings and untrue events, Demand that there is a separation between church and state and these textbooks are removed from the classroom.

Success: Frat Members Indefinitely Suspended for Racist Behavior

Success: Frat Members Indefinitely Suspended for Racist Behavior

Syracuse University has made a clear demonstration that discrimination will not be tolerated on campus. Praise officials for taking substantial action against students engaging in hate speech and intolerance.

Stop Ignoring the Civil Rights of America’s Students

Stop Ignoring the Civil Rights of America’s Students

Secretary of the US Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, has announced a plan to dismiss educational civil rights complaints in order to more quickly work through the backlog of complaints. By dismissing these complaints, students that are being allegedly harassed, discriminated against, or taught without the proper educational materials are being ignored. Sign this petition to demand that DeVos stop dismissing educational civil rights complaints.

Don’t Stop Investigating Reportedly Fraudulent For-Profit Colleges

Don’t Stop Investigating Reportedly Fraudulent For-Profit Colleges

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is ending the investigations into allegations of fraud by for-profit colleges. Sign the petition to demand continued oversight of these institutions so that if fraud has occurred, those affected can get justice.

Ensure Schools are Creating Safe Environments for LGBTQ Students

Ensure Schools are Creating Safe Environments for LGBTQ Students

Nearly all LGBTQ teenagers report feeling anxious and unsafe when it comes to their educational environment. Demand action be taken to ensure they have access to comfortable and welcoming educational environments that are conducive to learning.

Don’t Penalize Teachers Asking For Better Treatment

Don’t Penalize Teachers Asking For Better Treatment

Colorado teachers are about to go on strike to protest unfair working conditions and the State Senate is about to penalize striking in retaliation. Tell the Colorado Senate not to punish teachers just asking for a better living.

Stop Financial Attack on Teachers in Low-Income Schools

Stop Financial Attack on Teachers in Low-Income Schools

A loan company is taking advantage of teachers working in low-income schools by converting their grants into loans, saddling them with thousands of dollars of debt. Demand that this injustice be righted.

Demand Teachers Be Paid Their Worth

Demand Teachers Be Paid Their Worth

Teachers across the nation are striking for better working conditions, and Colorado just joined the fight. Demand that teachers finally be paid their due worth.

Stop Closing Schools to Hire More Police

Stop Closing Schools to Hire More Police

Chicago is opening an expensive new police academy despite just closing dozens of schools in the area. Demand Chicago Mayor Emanuel choose education instead of more police violence.

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Oklahoma: Invest in Education, Invest in the Future

Oklahoma teachers are the latest crusaders for quality education and equitable pay. Demand state leaders adequately address striking educators’ concerns and stop turning a blind eye to underfunded public education.

Stop Assault on Public School Education

Stop Assault on Public School Education

Puerto Rico will close 283 of its schools in the next school year. This move will harm parents and students who are already traumatized by the effects of Hurricane Maria in December 2017. Urge Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Education to stop privatizing public education and closing down public schools.

Ensure All Children Have Access to Safe, Equitable Education

Ensure All Children Have Access to Safe, Equitable Education

Every day, 464 million children do not go to school and miss out on educational opportunities that would allow them to have a more successful future. The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has created a plan that will bridge the financial gap for the world’s poorest countries to provide safe, free educational opportunities to their children. Sign this petition to urge UK Prime Minister Theresa May to contribute to GPE funding.

Put Novel About Racism & Police Brutality Back on School Shelves

Put Novel About Racism & Police Brutality Back on School Shelves

A novel about the Black Lives Matter movement has been banned from one Texas school district. Sign the petition to demand that the novel be allowed back on library shelves for students to read and learn from.

Stop Using Tax Dollars to Fund Anti-LGBTQ School

Stop Using Tax Dollars to Fund Anti-LGBTQ School

A school where students are expelled for not conforming to traditional gender stereotypes is funded by hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars, despite openly discriminating against the LGBTQ community. Sign the petition and demand that taxpayer funds be pulled from this school.

Don’t Teach Altered History Lessons in Schools

Don’t Teach Altered History Lessons in Schools

Hong Kong students may soon be forced to learn a communist-inspired version of Chinese history. Sign the petition and demand that government influence and censorship stay out of the classroom.

Teach Human Rights in Schools

Teach Human Rights in Schools

Students in India are fighting for human rights to be taught in the classroom so that they can recognize and defend the rights they are entitled to. Sign the petition to support the students.

Success: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Put Back on School Shelves

Success: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Put Back on School Shelves

A school district in Mississippi has un-banned Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Thank the school for making this move, but ask that administrators continue to ensure that the book reaches the hands of all students.

Teach LGBTQ History in Classrooms

Teach LGBTQ History in Classrooms

Only one state in the nation mandates an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. Sign the petition to demand that more states, starting with Pennsylvania, work to recognize the positive contributions the LGBTQ community has made to our nation and its history.

Put ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Back on Library Shelves

Put ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Back on Library Shelves

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has been banned from some Mississippi schools, robbing students of the lessons Harper Lee’s masterpiece can teach us about racism and humanity. Sign the petition and demand that the book be placed back on school library shelves.

Fire Teacher Accused of Telling Spanish Students to ‘Speak American’

Fire Teacher Accused of Telling Spanish Students to ‘Speak American’

A teacher in New Jersey lashed out at her Spanish-speaking students with a racist remark, and reports indicate this isn’t the first time she has done so. Demand that she be removed from the classroom.

Prosecute Teacher Accused of Sleeping with Student

Prosecute Teacher Accused of Sleeping with Student

A high school band director has finally been busted for allegedly sleeping with one of his students and blackmailing her into silence by threatening suicide. Sign this petition to demand this man be punished to the full extent of the law, if convicted.

Expel LSU Fraternity Members Allegedly Responsible for Student’s Death

Expel LSU Fraternity Members Allegedly Responsible for Student’s Death

Ten Phi Delta Theta fraternity members have been charged with the death of 19 year old freshman Maxwell Gruver during a hazing incident on September 13th. The immediate suspension of the fraternity members involved in Gruver’s death is the first step in fair punishment for the unjust behavior of these students.

Stop School From Banning Classic ‘1984’ Novel From Classrooms

Stop School From Banning Classic ‘1984’ Novel From Classrooms

A high school is seeking to ban George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, which highlights the risks of an omnipresent government. Speak out against this attack on students’ and teachers’ right to engage with a literary masterpiece.

Demand Teacher Apologize for Alleged Body-Shaming Remarks

Demand Teacher Apologize for Alleged Body-Shaming Remarks

A teacher has been accused of calling out a student for being ‘too busty’ and focusing complaints on the girl’s breast size in relation to her clothing. The girl was completely humiliated. Sign this petition to demand the school make this teacher apologize.

Fire Professor Who Said Black Protestors Should be Hung

Fire Professor Who Said Black Protestors Should be Hung

A professor in Arizona made a racially offensive comment that some Black Lives Matters members should be hung. This kind of blatant racism is unacceptable. Demand that this professor is fired.

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