Education

Demand Apology From Professor Who Denied Native American Genocide

Demand Apology From Professor Who Denied Native American Genocide

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.

Reinstate Teacher Fired For Teaching About Racism

Reinstate Teacher Fired For Teaching About Racism

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.

Help End HIV Epidemic With Better Education

Help End HIV Epidemic With Better Education

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.

[Writers in the Schools] In Laura Gamache's writing class at Hamilton Middle School.

Praise Decision to Integrate Schools for More Diversity

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.

Apologize for Suspending Student for Saving Another Student’s Life

Apologize for Suspending Student for Saving Another Student’s Life

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.

"at least" $1,200 in textbooks

Make Education More Affordable By Lowering Textbook Prices

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.

Stop Punishing K-12 Rape Victims

Stop Punishing K-12 Rape Victims

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.

Improve Deteriorating Public Schools

Improve Deteriorating Public Schools

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.

Demand Funding for Detroit’s Crumbling Schools

Demand Funding for Detroit’s Crumbling Schools

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.

Children enjoying school at the Ban Palai elementary school in Paklai District, Sayaboury Province.

Success: Elementary Students Receive More Recess Time

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.

Return Drug Price-Gouger Martin Shkreli’s Donation to High School

Return Drug Price-Gouger Martin Shkreli’s Donation to High School

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.

Riders using their Tap Cards

Don’t Raise Cost of Public Transportation to Community College

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.

Stop Spreading Insulting Stereotypes About Transgender People

Stop Spreading Insulting Stereotypes About Transgender People

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.

Applaud Efforts to Force Change With the Force

Applaud Efforts to Force Change With the Force

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.

Denounce Supreme Court Justice for Racist Comment

Denounce Supreme Court Justice for Racist Comment

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.

Blair Hall at Princeton University.

Dismiss Professor Who Allegedly Agreed to Debunk Environmental Issues for Money

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.

Success: Yale Lecturer Who Allegedly Defended Racist Costumes Resigns

Success: Yale Lecturer Who Allegedly Defended Racist Costumes Resigns

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.

Hold School Responsible for Allegedly Allowing Teacher to Rape Students

Hold School Responsible for Allegedly Allowing Teacher to Rape Students

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.

Demand Higher Sex Education Standards

Demand Higher Sex Education Standards

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.

Applaud Resignation of Racist University System President

Applaud Resignation of Racist University System President

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.

Hire New University of Missouri President Who Will Tackle Racism

Hire New University of Missouri President Who Will Tackle Racism

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.

Outlaw Hazing in College Fraternities

Outlaw Hazing in College Fraternities

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.

Justice for Alabama Teacher of the Year Who Resigned Amid Claims of Being Unqualified to Teach

Justice for Alabama Teacher of the Year Who Resigned Amid Claims of Being Unqualified to Teach

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.

Success: Tuition Hikes Called Off for 2016 After Students Protest

Success: Tuition Hikes Called Off for 2016 After Students Protest

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.

Stop Firing Stun Gun Grenades at Students Protesting Tuition Hikes

Stop Firing Stun Gun Grenades at Students Protesting Tuition Hikes

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.

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