Dyslexia is a prevalent problem for a significant number of readers around the world. Praise a designer for his revolutionary work in creating a computer font specifically tailored to dyslexic individuals.
Underfunded public schools are leaving students behind. Too many schools have overcrowded classrooms, a lack of supplies, little-to-no arts programs, and unhygienic conditions. Demand adequate funding be allocated to Philadelphia public schools.
A teacher who said that she would kill all black people if she had only 10 hours to live has been allowed to return to the classroom. Demand that this racist instructor be fired for making such a violent and reprehensible statement.
Issues such as environmental degradation and the need for conservation are often difficult to present to the public in engaging ways. An artist has revolutionized the way that these issues are conveyed through his art. Praise his influential efforts to raise awareness about our impact on the environment.
Health information about emergency contraception will soon be censored out of the honors biology textbooks used by a group of high schools. Demand that the school board abandon its efforts to censor vital information, and keep its textbooks the way they are.
A university is overruling students’ decision to rescind a commencement speakership invitation to a bigot and Islamophobic speaker. Demand the administration respect the decision of its students to revoke the speaker’s invitation.
More than half of Haiti’s schools lack access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation. Sign this petition to encourage donors to support healthier schools and healthier children for a brighter future.
For nearly two decades, student athletes at the University of North Carolina took fake classes and received undeserved grades just to remain eligible to play sports. Urge UNC’s Chancellor to fire the administrator responsible for robbing these athletes of a quality education.
After being threatened with a mass shooting, one college still allows permit carriers to bring concealed weapons on campus. Tell the governor of Utah to protect the college community by banning all weapons from the campus.
A high school honor student in Advanced Placement classes will be unable to complete the school year because she mistakenly forgot a pocketknife in her purse. Demand that the unfair punishment be struck down and the student be readmitted to school.
After assaulting and robbing another student, a high school athlete has been allowed to continue playing football on the school team. Demand that this privilege is taken away, as the student failed to represent the school positively.
Programs that help children succeed in school are falling victim to politically motivated attacks from lawmakers. Show that you support putting students’ needs ahead of politics.
California schools are eligible for a free, state-sponsored program, which incorporates principles of sustainability into K-12 coursework. Sadly, the vast majority of teachers are not utilizing this resource. Demand that it be mandatory for schools to educate students about sustainability.
Education is a human right, but crippling costs are preventing many students from pursuing higher education. Stop the injustice and abolish tuition fees so all prospective students can attend college.
A California elementary school has mandated silent lunches to ensure that students eat instead of speak to one another. Tell the administration that this policy negatively affects young children’s social and cognitive development and urge them to find a more beneficial alternative.
Students in a Colorado school district walked out of class in protest of a new curriculum that would censor American history and deter civil disobedience. To stop this censorship, we need to petition the superintendent to give the students a clear and truthful picture of American history.
Students and teachers are jointly fighting the conservative censorship of history textbooks, which seeks to limit information taught about civil disobedience in America. Applaud these individuals for fighting academic suppression.
An elementary school student was recently given detention for sharing his school lunch with a fellow classmate. Urge the school to encourage sharing and compassion instead of unfairly issuing detention for such actions.
While abstinence-only education has proven to do little more than increase teen pregnancies and infection rates, one high school teacher has introduced ‘sex-positive education’ to help young adults make healthy decisions regarding their sexual activity. Thank this educator for using healthy models of sexually active relationships to promote safe sexuality.
A college basketball coach was recently reprimanded by the NCAA for violating recruitment regulations. However, all he did was make a congratulatory phone call to a little league star. Tell the NCAA to reverse its nonsensical decision to punish this coach.
A high school student was forced to wear an embarrassing outfit as a disciplinary measure for violating the school’s dress code. Tell the school district that this type of shaming is outdated and unacceptable.
Lack of a fair chance at higher education is holding back women of color and single mothers. Help end inequality by giving all women the opportunity to go to college.
Google has just donated almost $200,000 to a program that teaches teenage black and Latina girls about the basics of computer programming. Applaud Google for their donation and the program for helping to diversify the tech industry.
A young woman is protesting her university’s mishandling of her rape complaint by carrying the mattress she was raped on until her assailant is expelled. Support her in her performance piece protesting the callousness of our nation’s approach to sexual assault on campus.
Female high school students were called ‘skanks’ and asked to bend over by the school’s superintendent who felt the students were dressed inappropriately. Urge the superintendent to apologize to the students for her rude comments.