Oxford University in the United Kingdom just took action to fight rape and sexual assault on campus by making sexual consent classes mandatory for incoming freshmen. Urge officials to take this one step further by requiring consent classes at all U.K. universities.
Many preschool teachers appear to carry implicit racial biases against black children, creating a disparity in discipline. Urge officials to fight this racial bias by providing extra training and guidance to preschool teachers.
A 9-year-old killed himself allegedly due to bullying from classmates. Sign this petition to ask for an investigation into the harassment that may have caused his suicide and to demand that schools be more proactive in stopping bullying.
A young, somewhat overweight girl was sent home from school for wearing a T-shirt and leggings because the school claimed they were too form-fitting. Demand that the school apologize to her and her family and reevaluate their discriminatory dress code.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.