When a Native American student disagreed with a history professor’s denial of American Indian genocide, he disenrolled her from his class. Compel the professor to apologize to both the student and history department before he is allowed to continue instructing at California State University.
A teacher was fired for teaching students about racism and bias in the justice system. The school’s administration said the lesson would “rile up” the African American students, displaying the exact kind of racism the instructor was teaching about. Please tell the superintendent to reinstate her.
Sexual health education is notably lacking for Mexico’s indigenous Maya population. The Maya-populated Yucatan state has the highest rates of new HIV cases and up to 60 percent of Maya people believe in HIV myths. Demand more thorough sexual health education to lower HIV rates.
A school boundary line that segregated students based on race and economic class will be removed, integrating and diversifying two schools. Applaud this decision to end this segregation.
A middle school student was suspended for taking action to save a distressed student’s life when no one else would. Support this student’s brave actions by demanding an official apology from the school and the teacher. No student should be suspended for doing a good deed.
Students and school districts are suffering due to the hefty price of textbooks. Textbook prices have risen 800 percent over the last 30 years. Demand that a popular textbook publisher lower its textbook prices and stop stealing from students.
Rape happens in K-12 schools, and the victim in these cases is more likely to be suspended or expelled simply for reporting the crime. Please sign this petition to urge the Department of Education to enforce amnesty provisions for these alleged victims.
Mold, fungi, and vermin are plaguing Detroit’s public schools, which are underfunded and in varying states of disrepair. Support a plan to rescue the city’s ailing public school system.
Detroit public school teachers have stopped showing up for work because many schools are unsanitary and falling apart. Governor Rick Snyder has shown an utter mishandling of funding for his state, with this being no exception. Let him know that the education of Detroit’s children should be a priority.
Elementary school students are improving in the classroom because of the Board of Education’s decision to add more recess time, four 15-minute segments of recess a day. Thank the Board of Education for making this decision to enrich the lives of young students.
CEO Martin Shkreli made a one million dollar donation to his former high school. Known for his price gouging, he was recently arrested on charges of fraud. Add your name to ask the school’s principal to return Shkreli’s donation and maintain the credibility of his institution.
On top of paying for tuition, textbooks, and other school materials, some community colleges are making students pay hundreds of dollars out-of-pocket for transportation to their campus. Demand that West Los Angeles College offer students an affordable or free public transit option.
An educational pamphlet containing dangerously inaccurate information about transgender people was distributed to students by the government. This was meant to protect LGBT people, but instead threatens the trans community. Demand this pamphlet be recalled immediately.
While Han Solo may not have believed in the force at first, he is now using it to promote change. It isn’t just our names that we have in common, but both ForceChange and the Star Wars’ Force for Change are committed to promoting transformative organizations and people who can force change in the world for good. We here at ForceChange would like to applaud these efforts.
Justice Scalia said that students of color can’t handle the same high level education that white people can and that they need a “slower track” when it comes to education. Sign to denounce these racist statements and demand that Scalia educate himself.
Greenpeace alleges that a Princeton University professor agreed to write a report, for thousands of dollars, debunking global warming . Encourage Princeton University to investigate this matter and discharge the professor if he is found guilty.
A Yale lecturer who defended offensive and racist costumes, like blackface and Native American headdresses, has resigned. Applaud her decision and the fact that she no longer holds a powerful position to spread these racist views.
A teacher was jailed for raping three students. The school hired her despite her being previously fired for sexual misconduct and allegedly ignored evidence of her relationships with its students. Demand the school administrators be held responsible for their role in this sick tragedy.
Sex education is of vital importance to adolescents, yet it is inadequate or even absent in many American schools. Urge the Department of Education to implement higher standards for sex education.
Following protests around his failure to address continuing incidents of racism on his campuses, the president of the Missouri University System has resigned. Thank President Wolfe for resigning and ensure his resignation provides an example of change in the Missouri University System.
University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe has stepped down after student protesters accused him of a failure to address racial incidents on campus. Urge officials to hire a new president who will address the concerns of students and make fighting racism on campus a priority.
A large number of students on American college campuses are dying from hazing-related causes or stress and bullying related to fraternity hazing. Ban hazing from Greek life at all colleges and universities in the country.
Alabama’s veteran Teacher of the Year has resigned after claims that state officials told her she’s not qualified to teach, despite her being nationally certified. Urge officials to apologize to this teacher and set up a plan to pay her back for all of her hard work and frustration.
Tuition hikes at South African universities have been halted for 2016 thanks to student protesters. Applaud this step towards ensuring fair higher education for all.
Tuition hikes in South Africa have caused the largest student protests since apartheid, and police are handling these protests with stun gun grenades. Tell the higher education minister to address student concerns and resolve the tuition problems.