Education

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.

Demand Teachers Be Paid Their Worth

Teachers across the nation are striking for better working conditions, and Colorado just joined the fight. Demand that teachers finally be paid their due worth.

Stop Closing Schools to Hire More Police

Chicago is opening an expensive new police academy despite just closing dozens of schools in the area. Demand Chicago Mayor Emanuel choose education instead of more police violence.

Oklahoma: Invest in Education, Invest in the Future

Oklahoma teachers are the latest crusaders for quality education and equitable pay. Demand state leaders adequately address striking educators’ concerns and stop turning a blind eye to underfunded public education.

Stop Assault on Public School Education

Puerto Rico will close 283 of its schools in the next school year. This move will harm parents and students who are already traumatized by the effects of Hurricane Maria in December 2017. Urge Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Education to stop privatizing public education and closing down public schools.

Success: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Put Back on School Shelves

A school district in Mississippi has un-banned Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Thank the school for making this move, but ask that administrators continue to ensure that the book reaches the hands of all students.

Success: Coach Accused of Forcing Cheerleaders into Splits Fired

The cheer coach who has been accused of emotionally and physically abusing his young team of cheerleaders has been fired. Thank the school district’s superintendent for protecting his students.

Success: Trump’s Requested Education Cuts Rejected

Massive cuts to the education and medical research budgets in favor of the construction of a border wall that Trump requested will not be included in the 2017 spending bill. Support this Congressional action, which is in the best interest of the country.

Success: At Least One School District Will Protect Transgender Students

The Philadelphia school district has committed to protecting the rights of its transgender students despite the Trump administration’s attack on the rule ensuring these students have access to the correct bathroom at their school. Sign below to support this choice to respect human rights, as the whole country should be doing.

Success: City Will Be First in the Country to Provide Free Community College

In a historic move, a U.S. city will become the first in the country to provide free community college to all students. Applaud this step toward providing equal educational opportunities for all.

Success: Racist, Error-Filled Textbook Rejected

A textbook filled with racist statements and historical inaccuracies has been prevented from being used in classrooms. Sign the petition to thank the Board of Education for preventing this harmful and misleading textbook from reaching the hands of students.

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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