Polk County School District: Don't Expel Kiera Wilmot
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Polk County School District: Don't Expel Kiera Wilmot

    1. Akiko Carver
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      Akiko Carver

      Seattle, WA

The expulsion of Kiera Wilmot, an excellent student, from Bartow High School is unfair and lacks compassion. Moreover, it serves as an example of the ways in which our educational system often fails young women and students of color, adding to their underrepresentation in the sciences. Students like Kiera should be given more resources, not less, with which to engage their intellectual curiosities. She should be encouraged, rather than discouraged, to safely pursue her interest in science. We hope that the Polk County School District will allow Bartow High School to re-enroll Kiera, and that Kiera will be able to graduate from high school and continue on to higher education.

Polk County School District
Rescind the expulsion Kiera Wilmot. Science students should be supported in safely pursuing their interests rather than be criminalized.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jeantil Beltre TARRYTOWN, NY
      • 6 months ago

      come on! we would all want help when it feels like the entire world is against us.

    • Sarah Debenham CUMBRIA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      This girl should be allowed to continue her bright future that once was. And people have to remember that people make mistakes. We are all human.

    • lorna ell ניו יורק, NY
      • 10 months ago

      we should incourge children to try thing and learn things but instead the case shows this girl was PUNISHED for her curiousity!

      instead of expeling her, a good inviormental school could assian her the sience teach for a few minutes and explain to her what chemical reaction caused it while explaining it was dengours and incouraging her to do this under supervised inviorment from now on.

    • Richard Nelson GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      Over reaction to a minor blip in a science experiment. Her teachers should have monitored her better and helped her with safety procedures. Outstandingly stupid overreaction by the authorities.

      • 11 months ago

      I too was a victim of unfairness.


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