Make K-12 schools and colleges in Pennsylvania provide charging stations.

Make K-12 schools and colleges in Pennsylvania provide charging stations.

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Miguel Villegas started this petition to Governer Tom Wolf and

Let’s face it, the most important items students carry to class are their keys, wallet, backpack, and cell phones. Of course, the item that requires the most maintenance is the cellphone. If you go to campus without a full charge, chances are you’ll never make it through the day without having to find a wall outlet. If a phone runs out of battery, students will lose a vital form of communication and web access. Whether its an Apple iPhone, Samsung, or Nokia, battery life does not last forever and here’s a solution.

With the addition of charging stations on campus, students, staff, and visitors will no longer have to worry about their devices running out of battery when they need them most. The beauty of charging stations is that everyone can use it no matter what type of device they have. Tabletops, mounted on a wall, or even standalone units are available. Whether they are studying at a library, at a dining hall, student center, or just on campus, a charging station can be placed at all of those locations.

Imagine that it is a student’s first day of college. They spent a large amount of their cellphone battery using a GPS to get to school only to find out that they were at the wrong parking lot. When they finally find the correct parking spot, they use their cellphone to pull up their class schedule and room number. Being lost on campus is no fun so they use the GPS to locate the correct building. During class, the student will constantly be using their phone and tablet to take notes. At this point, all of the devices are running low on battery and a charge is needed. Luckily, this campus recently implemented charging stations at several locations and now this student will have enough juice to last the school day and more.

Higher education institutions realize how important electronic devices are and have been quickly introducing new charging stations to their campuses. I, Miguel Villegas, believe that all schools, in PA and maybe even in the entire country, should provide charging stations for students of any grade.

Most of this petition is directly sourced from ChargeTech's website post on charging stations in schools: https://chargetech.com/top-reasons-schools-need-charging-stations/

Also, the example provided is from a Twitter post by Frank Noschese. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Ffnoschese%2Fstatus%2F910644484219834368&psig=AOvVaw2KtT1mGT-W4Tkg70suwwWZ&ust=1583850955113000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CA0QjhxqFwoTCJii6-HOjegCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAK

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