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Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Beverly Breaux (LPSS), Irma Trosclair (LPSS), Paul Friedburg (LPSS), Karen Williams, Tommy Angelle, Donald Aguillard, Joe Craig, Anette Samec, Leader in Me, Nancy Landry, Marcelle Fontenot, Dawn Morris, Kathy Aloisio, Patricia Thompson, Louisiana State House, Louisiana Governor, Louisiana State Senate, John Bel Edwards, Charles Boustany, Mack A. "Bodi" White, Jr., John Fleming, Department of Education, R. L. Bret Allain, II, Monique Vidos, Ralph Lee Abraham, Taylor F. Barras, Dawn Morris LPSS, Britt Latiolais

Longer Recess for Lafayette Parish School Students

As students' recess and free play time decreases, we have experienced a documented increase in behavioral and emotional issues.  In most Lafayette Parish Public Schools, elementary students are not allowed to speak during lunch or even while walking in hallways.  Most students have less than 20 minutes of recess per day.  Recess is used as a bargaining tool for poor behavior and is the first thing to be taken away when students misbehave.  Such behavior issues such as talking, getting out of seat, not paying attention,are subsequently a result of the restlessness students experience fron lack of physical activity and free play.     The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated that longer recess is crucial for social development, obesity prevention, intellectual development, and overall health.  Recess helps children to foster problem solving skills and has shown a significant decrease in problems associated with ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression.  Longer recess time has also been proven to improve memory as well as general classroom behavior.   It is the conclusion of those signed below that this school district is not concerned with our children's wellbeing, but instead test scores and funding.  There is much more to education than academics.  We have witnessed an increase in our children's stress level, frustration, social anxiety, and behavioral problems.  It is the responsibility of LPSS to correct this by instituting a policy for longer recess time with free play.     Below is a list of just a small sample of thw numerous studies that prove results of longer recesses.      

Concerned Parents
1,804 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Nickelodeon, Viacom, Robert M. Bakish, Layla Lewis, Mark Cheng, Netflix, Brian Chiger, Cathy Galeota, Teri Weiss, Jonny Belt, Jim Jinkins

Bring old kids TV shows back for the children of today

Summary: With the lack of attention that older cartoons face, most of them get pushed into the vaults of the past where they're forgotten forever. One prime example is Nickelodeon and its programs under the Nick Jr banner. Modern children deserve a chance to learn from and be entertained by kid shows of the past.Personal story: As a child, I grew up with children's television shows like Blue's Clues, Dora the Explorer, The Backyardigans, Lazytown, and so many others. There are other people who, like myself, grew up with these shows and others. And there are people, like myself, who enjoy watching shows for a younger demographic because of either the memories they had, or to share their childhood memories with their children or younger relatives. Not to mention that the mentioned shows and all the rest of them still have lessons to be taught, lessons that children can hold on to for life.The issue: For years, children's television was made to both educate and entertain the young people of the family. But as time goes on and the techniques used to create these kinds of shows improves, the memories of the past fades with time. But some of these memories of watching your favorite TV shows from the old days last for a lifetime, and these memories should be preserved. For example, many people have fond memories of watching the show Lazytown, but the four season long show, which taught the importance of being active and eating healthy among other topics, never saw a DVD release in the United States. Another example, the show Little Bill was pretty much forgotten about when it ended its run on television. The show also taught important life lessons to children, such as Family Dynamics and Friendship Skills. How could the general public forget about the values of these shows and many others? And to add to the case, the fact that The Rugrats Movie was on Netflix, a film owned by Nickelodeon and Viacom, when Viacom has no current contract with Netflix to stream their content to viewers, and to top it off, Viacom has a current contract with Hulu and Amazon to air their content on their respective platforms, and the Rugrats movie was on Netflix during the current contract. If Netflix can get away with that, then why can't they simply agree with negotiable terms with Viacom to air their shows and movies? And to rub salt into the wound, metaphorically speaking, Hulu and/or Amazon charge subscribers $1.99 just to watch ONE EPISODE of ANY Nick Jr shows at a time! If that's not highway robbery, I don't know what is!Take action! I believe that these memories, as well as the memories of shows for kids that recently got their run ended or cancelled, should be preserved for various reasons. One of which is the lessons they teach. For example, their were several airing of a commercial featuring a child who was too lazy to get up and do things on his own, including walking his dog and getting a grape soda himself, or even turn off a light by walking to the switch and turning it off. This issue could easily be solved by releasing Lazytown on Netflix and/or season box set DVD, for both collector's sake and convenience. Plus, if these shows are not brought back for the children of today, then children may just not be able to learn the lessons they teach and may, theoretically, lose the key to unlocking all the "magic" that every parent knows is inside of them. Let both Viacom and Nickelodeon know that you care, and want to see your old favorite children's television programs become available on platforms that you have and/or can afford.

Justin Blystone
507 supporters
Started 6 days ago

Petition to Mike Bost, Richard J. Durbin, Tammy Duckworth, Bobby L. Rush, Daniel Lipinski, Mike Quigley, Sean Casten, Danny K. Davis, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Janice D. Schakowsky, Bradley Scott Schneider, Bill Foster, Rodney Davis, Lauren Underwood, John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger, Cheri Bustos, Darin LaHood, Donald J. Trump

Let's make the world a better place for CHILDREN THAT ARE ABUSED and MURDERED.. KANE'S LAW

A man beat a child to death..A child that is less than 3 years of age.. It was proven in court that he was guilty. He was charged  with murder one.. When his guilty  verdict  came back the lawyer asked for a lesser  charge.. They gave him involuntary  manslaughter.. which carries  a quarter of the original  charges..  I believe if you injure a child and cause  death  you should be charged  a mandatory  sentence  of murder 2 atleast.. We should seek justice for innocent children who can not defend  themselves... PLEASE  HELP  US  TO  CHANGE  THE LAWS  FOR JUSTICE..  HELP US MAKE  A DIFFERENCE  IN  THESE HELPLESS  CHILDREN'S LIVES.. JUSTICE FOR KANE.. These children  did not ask to be born into  this cruel  world of demonic  humans  beings.. Children  are born not knowing  anything , and are taught  everything by adults.. The charge of involuntary  manslaughter  carries  a sentence  of possible  PROBATION.. FOR  COLD BLOODED  MURDER.. A SENSELESS  ACT OF IN HUMANITY.. HOW WOULD THESE SAME PEOPLE  THAT MADE THESE LAWS FEEL IF THESE WERE THERE CHILDREN? LET'S  WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM TO GIVE THESE HELPLESS  CHILDREN  JUSTICE..   #JUSTICE  FOR ABUSED CHILDREN.    #KANE'S LAW..  

Bridget Booker
2,330 supporters