Education

Remove Professor Who Reportedly Called Police on Black Student for Not Changing Seats

A professor at Ball State University reportedly called the police when a black student in his class wouldn’t change seats 30 minutes into a lecture. The student involved has reported heightened anxiety, nightmares, and an inability to return to the class. Urge Ball State to permanently remove this seemingly racist professor from its teaching staff.

Support Expansion And Funding of Holocaust Education

Two thirds of today’s young population have not heard of the Holocaust or know of the horrendous damages it did, accounting for an increase in antisemitic hate crimes. We cannot let this ignorance continue. Sign this petition to support a multi-million-dollar expansion of Holocaust education in the U.S.

Protect Teachers’ Privacy and Rights

Teachers are subject to unfair investigation and punishment for their private lives. Each year, teachers are fired or otherwise punished for their personal preferences and behaviors. Demand an end to these unfair attacks on educators.

Stop Locking Kids Out of College Admissions

Many prospective college students cannot access higher education opportunities in their home states. Help ensure more educational opportunities for America’s youth.

Lift Ban on Crowdfunding for Public Schools

Crowdfunding, a critical source of pubic financial aid, is being denied to teachers who buy school supplies for their students. This ban has been put in place by education officials who are actively working against the best interests of the children they should be championing. Help ensure these kids get the supplies they need to succeed.

Prosecute Health Teacher Charged With Rape

A health teacher allegedly sexually abused her teenage student for months, beginning with the sharing of lewd photos and ending with her seduction of the boy. The abuse of minors by trusted authority figures is an unforgivable offense, and this woman must face justice for her alleged actions. See that she is held fully accountable if found guilty.

Success: Early Childhood Punishments Limited

Young children will be less likely to receive suspensions and expulsions from the Colorado school system, thanks to child welfare advocates. These punishments have only been shown to worsen behavioral problems in young students and their abolishment will make room for healthier behavioral conditioning. Sign this petition to thank those who advocated alternative ways to help these students.

Protect Students from Sexual Harassment

Students in Chile are currently at risk from sexual harassment, as universities fail to consistently define the transgression and punish harassers. Demand that detailed protocols be established.

Provide Child Sex Abuse Education in Schools

Students in Ohio could be provided with child sex abuse education in school, after 28 first graders were reportedly molested by their gym teacher. Sign this petition to demand that children be taught to recognize problematic behavior.

Forgive Student Loans of Overburdened Teachers

American educators have been swindled by the government agency that should protect them. The Department of Education has failed to live up to its promise of easing crushing student debt for overworked and underpaid teachers. Demand better for these important stewards of America’s future.

Support LGBTQ+ History in Schools

Students in Maryland may soon be required to learn about the important contributions the LGBTQ+ community has made to the United States. Sign the petition to support this change in curriculum.

Stop Hurting and Misleading Students with Demeaning Slavery Lessons

Detrimental, destructive simulations are being used in American classrooms to misinform students about slavery. Minority students are being targeted in the process. Demand U.S. education stop glamorizing these historical atrocities and stop subtly endorsing discrimination.

Fire Teacher Accused of Mocking Autistic Student

A special education teacher has come under fire for allegedly humiliating an autistic student. Said teacher reportedly gave the student a class award for “most annoying male” and showed a lack of patience and sensitivity in handling the child’s problems. Fire this teacher for their alleged lack of sensitivity.

Wipe Out Education Debt for Disabled Vets

Thousands of disabled veterans suffer under insurmountable student loan debt. They have given life, limb, and livelihood, but this price tag is not enough for some. Give these heroic men and women a needed break and forgive their student loans.

Keep College in Reach for Low-Income Kids

Millions of children could lose their chance at college for a Trump vanity project. Help preserve critical funds and demand America keep investing in education and opportunity for all.

End High Stakes Testing for Texas Students

Texas is using unfair tests to hold hostage the education of its students. Students can be denied graduation if they don’t pass these controversial tests. Sign the petition to demand Texas end these high stakes tests.

Make the Choice to Invest in Public Schools

Students are at risk of being taken out of school for all the wrong reasons if a misguided proposal passes in Tennessee. This harmful effort could strike a fatal blow to public schools. Stand up for the teachers and students officials want to leave behind.

Stop Hurting Young School Children’s Chances of Success

Suspending and expelling young children without adequate cause puts them at risk of developing anti-social behavior. Sign this petition and support a bill to limit these punishments when they are unnecessary.

Support Free College for Low-Income Texans

Low-income students in Texas could attend college for free if a new initiative gains momentum. Support this movement to ease the financial burden on students.

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.

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