Education

Stop Racist Mexican-American Studies Textbook from Reaching Classrooms

Stop Racist Mexican-American Studies Textbook from Reaching Classrooms

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.

Teach Skateboarding In School to Encourage Kids to Exercise

Teach Skateboarding In School to Encourage Kids to Exercise

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.

Pay Teachers a Living Wage

Pay Teachers a Living Wage

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.

Prevent Staff From Bringing Guns to School

Prevent Staff From Bringing Guns to School

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.

Stop Brigham Young University Punishing Sexual Assault Victims

Stop Brigham Young University Punishing Sexual Assault Victims

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.

Support a Climate Change Education Program

Support a Climate Change Education Program

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.

Give Every Student Quality Education

Give Every Student Quality Education

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.

Make it Illegal to Ban Books

Make it Illegal to Ban Books

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.

Give All Students a Free Lunch

Give All Students a Free Lunch

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.

Success: School Board Moves to Correct Racial Disparity in Education

Success: School Board Moves to Correct Racial Disparity in Education

A school district has moved to address minority education gaps and the teacher expectations that cause them. Applaud their efforts to make sure that every child succeeds.

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Demand Digital Textbooks for All Public School Students

We live in a modern, technological society, but our schools still use traditional textbooks that are often 20 years out-of-date. Demand digital textbooks for students in order to update our public education system.

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Offer Vocational Education in Public Schools

Many students have trouble finding jobs because their education did not prepare them for the workforce. Take action and demand that schools offer vocational education so that students can earn the skills needed to thrive at both college and work.

Stop Punishing Student Rape Victims at a Mormon University

Stop Punishing Student Rape Victims at a Mormon University

Rape victims at a Mormon university are being punished for violating the school’s Honor Code, which prohibits premarital sex. Nonconsensual sex should not be considered a violation. Sign this petition to make sure that rape victims are exempt from Honor Code punishments.

Fire Teacher for Handing Out “Black Genocide” Flyer

Fire Teacher for Handing Out “Black Genocide” Flyer

A teacher at a private school used a racist, misogynistic piece of propaganda that likened Planned Parenthood to the KKK during classroom instruction. This crosses almost every ethical line. Sign the petition to demand that he is fired.

Expel Students for Pro-Trump Vandalism

Expel Students for Pro-Trump Vandalism

A high school was vandalized in a senior prank gone much too far, with pro-Trump graffiti that is not tolerated at the school. For all the physical and emotional damage from embarrassment associated with the incident, the students involved in this vandalism should be expelled.

Close Minority Education Gaps

Close Minority Education Gaps

Educational inequalities such as lower expectations for African American students impede minority student success. Change these practices to ensure that all students are given the same chance at success.

Defend Transgender-Inclusive Schools

Defend Transgender-Inclusive Schools

Transgender students could be stripped of equal accommodations in schools if a conservative lawsuit is successful. Conservatives are asking a judge to hold that prohibiting discrimination against transgender students is unconstitutional at the federal and state level. Demand a staunch defense of transgender equality.

Teach Sign Language in Schools

Teach Sign Language in Schools

Being fluent in sign language is an important skill to have in the job market, yet many schools do not offer it in their language courses. Demand it be required that sign language be offered at all schools.

Justice for Bullied Transgender Teacher Who Committed Suicide

Justice for Bullied Transgender Teacher Who Committed Suicide

After ten years of bullying from peers and supervisors, a transgender teacher took her life. The school district refuses to acknowledge its responsibility for failing to intervene. Demand an apology from the Milwaukee Public School System.

Tell Ellen DeGeneres to Stop Supporting For-Profit College

Tell Ellen DeGeneres to Stop Supporting For-Profit College

Ellen DeGeneres has partnered with a predatory for-profit college that contributes to the problem of young people being plunged deep into debt for an education that’s become necessary to get a decent job. Urge Ellen to instead advocate for affordable college education.

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Do Not Withhold Teachers’ Wages

Announcements made by the Detroit school district that teachers cannot be guaranteed payment for their work have led the teachers to organize a “sickout,” forcing 94 out of 97 schools to close. Demand that governor Rick Snyder guarantees these educators the wages they’ve earned.

Fire Teacher Who Allegedly Forced Boy to Hang From Chalkboard by Belt

Fire Teacher Who Allegedly Forced Boy to Hang From Chalkboard by Belt

A kindergarten teacher is accused of forcing a special needs boy to hang from a chalkboard by his belt. Demand that this teacher is removed from her position and barred from working with children in the future.

Reform the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Reform the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Students are being jailed at an alarming rate for minor disciplinary violations. Their incarceration decreases the odds of students graduating from high school and increases the chances of imprisonment as adults. Call on school authorities to change policy and keep students out of the criminal justice system.

Re-Hire Teacher Allegedly Fired for Saying ‘Vagina’ in Class

Re-Hire Teacher Allegedly Fired for Saying ‘Vagina’ in Class

A substitute teacher was terminated from her position teaching art in a middle school allegedly because she used the word “vagina” in a lecture about Georgia O’Keeffe. Her termination was justified by a policy that is inapplicable. Sign the petition and demand this teacher be reinstated.

Reinstate Teacher Allegedly Fired for Saying “Vagina”

Reinstate Teacher Allegedly Fired for Saying “Vagina”

A teacher says that she was fired for using the word “vagina” when discussing controversial works in an art class she was substituting for. This sends the damaging message that the vagina is something shameful. Demand that this teacher be reinstated.

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