Education

Stop Letting the Wealthy Buy College Admission

Every year, the wealthy buy their relatives’ way into America’s top schools, without indictment and with the encouragement of these top-tier institutions. Abolish legacy admissions and their long-standing legacy of educational inequality.

Don’t Cut After-School Programs for Thousands of Children

President Trump is calling for the elimination of all funding for after-school programs. These programs serve millions of students in underprivileged communities across the nation, and cutting them would have catastrophic results for American’s children. Sign the petition to let Congress know cutting these programs is a bad idea.

Don’t Punish Teachers for Protesting Education Policy

Kentucky teachers used personal days to protest tax credits for private schools and proposed changes to their pensions. Now the Education Commissioner has requested a list of those teachers and hasn’t ruled out punishment. Demand fair treatment for these teachers.

Help Foster Children Be Successful in School

Children in foster care have an alarmingly low high school graduation rate. Foster children also score much lower on standardized tests than their peers. This is unacceptable. Demand that more educational services be provided to foster children.

Remove Dangerous Replica Weapons from Active Shooter Drills

An active shooter response training program calls for the use of replica weapons, such as airsoft guns, in their drills. These guns were discharged on school grounds and caused injuries to multiple teachers. Demand that these weapons be removed from the training program to protect both school employees and students.

Teach Kids the Truth About Climate Change

Students are being taught minimal information about climate change at best and destructive falsehoods at worst. Demand lawmakers promote essential environmental education for the generations that will need it most.

Don’t Sell Education and Opportunity to the Highest Bidder

“What we do Is we help the wealthiest families in the U.S. get their kids Into school.” This sales pitch for alleged large-scale educational fraud recently resulted in several high-profile arrests. Demand justice for the pay-for-play scheme that prioritized money over merit.

Punish Students Allegedly Filmed in Racist Attack

A video appearing to show university students hurling racial slurs, among other insults, at a group of Black individuals walking by has been posted on Twitter. Sign the petition to ensure this apparent hate speech doesn’t go unpunished.

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Don’t Promote Racism to Prevent School Shootings

What to do about the mass school shootings that are slowly killing America’s future?…restore racial inequality in the classroom. Demand the Trump administration reverse course on a damaging disciplinary policy that will only hurt, not help, students.

Stop Use of Cruel Electroshock Punishment at School for the Disabled

A school for the disabled is still relying on electroshock discipline for its mentally and emotionally challenged students, with over 40 subjected to the painful treatment. The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center is the last and only school in the country to still rely on this outdated and abusive mode of discipline, and it must be stopped. Sign this petition to demand the school stop its use of such measures.

Forgive Student Loan Debt

99% of student loan forgiveness applications get rejected. This is unacceptable when we have $1 trillion of student debt. Demand loan forgiveness at once.

Applaud Jeff Bezos’ $2 Billion Fund to Alleviate Poverty

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently announced his $2 billion fund to tackle homelessness and improve access to early education. His ultimate goal is to help alleviate the cycle of poverty in the United States. Sign this petition to applaud Bezos’ commitment to bettering the lives of others.

Keep Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton in Texas History Lessons

The Texas Board of Education aims to permanently remove Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from its curriculum come this November, believing that students are expected to learn about ‘too many’ historical figures. This undermines not only the accomplishments of these two women, but the intellectual capacity of the students. Sign this petition to keep Clinton and Keller in the history lessons.

Betsy DeVos: Don’t Let Accused Sexual Predators Prey on Students

Sexual assault and misconduct scandals have plagued innumerable schools, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ solution is one of protection and safety….for accused sexual predators. Demand this so-called education leader stop enabling a culture of silence and sexual violence.

Do Not Allow Schools to Buy Guns With Federal Money

Federal taxpayer dollars could soon be used to put more guns in schools. Sign this petition to urge the Department of Education to prohibit the purchase of guns with federal money.

Don’t Hide the Truth About Fracking from Children’s Textbooks

School children may soon never learn the dangers of fracking and fossil fuels if one natural gas company has its way. Sign the petition to demand that scientific facts not be censored in schools.

Protect Equality in Higher Education: Support Inclusive Admissions Policies

With a Supreme Court vacancy in play, the Trump administration now seems poised to go after another important precedent: affirmative action. Echoing Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ promise to sue higher education institutions that ‘discriminate’ against white applicants, the Department of Education has lent its weight to a supposedly ‘color-blind’ admissions guideline for colleges and universities. Demand the nation’s leading force for education promote, not diminish, diversity and opportunity for all students.

Stop Banning Pregnant Girls in Africa from Getting an Education

Young girls in Africa are forced to leave their schools during their pregnancies. They are often treated unfairly and face a difficult time re-entering school once they have their children. Demand that African countries update their policies regarding young mothers and education.

Florida: Stop Funding Textbooks That Deny Evolution and Minimize Slavery

Taxpayers are paying for textbooks charter schools that promote religious teachings and untrue events, Demand that there is a separation between church and state and these textbooks are removed from the classroom.

Success: Frat Members Indefinitely Suspended for Racist Behavior

Syracuse University has made a clear demonstration that discrimination will not be tolerated on campus. Praise officials for taking substantial action against students engaging in hate speech and intolerance.

Stop Ignoring the Civil Rights of America’s Students

Secretary of the US Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, has announced a plan to dismiss educational civil rights complaints in order to more quickly work through the backlog of complaints. By dismissing these complaints, students that are being allegedly harassed, discriminated against, or taught without the proper educational materials are being ignored. Sign this petition to demand that DeVos stop dismissing educational civil rights complaints.

Don’t Stop Investigating Reportedly Fraudulent For-Profit Colleges

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is ending the investigations into allegations of fraud by for-profit colleges. Sign the petition to demand continued oversight of these institutions so that if fraud has occurred, those affected can get justice.

Ensure Schools are Creating Safe Environments for LGBTQ Students

Nearly all LGBTQ teenagers report feeling anxious and unsafe when it comes to their educational environment. Demand action be taken to ensure they have access to comfortable and welcoming educational environments that are conducive to learning.

Don’t Penalize Teachers Asking For Better Treatment

Colorado teachers are about to go on strike to protest unfair working conditions and the State Senate is about to penalize striking in retaliation. Tell the Colorado Senate not to punish teachers just asking for a better living.

Stop Financial Attack on Teachers in Low-Income Schools

A loan company is taking advantage of teachers working in low-income schools by converting their grants into loans, saddling them with thousands of dollars of debt. Demand that this injustice be righted.

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