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Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Maureen S

Demand Reform in Solano Community College's Math Department

I am a Political Science major at Solano Community College (SCC). For the most part, my academic experience at SCC has been good. That is, until I took a math class during the summer 2017 semester. That was the worst class I've taken in my entire academic history.  Concerned it was just me, I began polling fellow classmates and other SCC students only to learn of horror stories about abusive, unprofessional, and downright inept professors, students needing to take math classes multiple times to pass (professor issue...not student), disparate treatment towards minority students, and overall dereliction of duty by professors who simply do not care enough to see students succeed.   My experience and countless others like mine, compelled me to be the change I wanted to see. Effective September 18, 2017, I begin a Hunger Strike to raise awareness about biased grading practices, disparate treatment of protected class students, pernicious pedagogy, and dereliction of duty to provide a curriculum in the spirit of excellence in SCC's Math Department. I am asking SCC to reform their Math Department once and for all! But, I can't do it alone. I need your help. Here's how you can show your support: Sign this petition then use your voice to share the link with every student, friend, and parent you know who pays tuition at SCC and ask them to sign it too.  E-mail and to show support for the protest. Demand that they reform SCC's Math Department immediately. Use hashtag #MyTuitionMatters across social media platforms to show your solidarity with the movement.  Attend the protest rally next Friday, September 22, 2017 at noon on SCC's campus. Cancelled: Due to Hunger Striker Being Bedridden.  Thank you for your support! As members of the academic community, we must continue to strive to make our learning institutions better today, tomorrow, and for the future. 10 Points: I have a right to quality Math and Science professors. I have a right to hold faculty and staff accountable for poor pedagogy without fear of retaliation. I have a right to complain about poor customer service by faculty and staff and to have my concerns resolved in a timely manner.  I have a right to a peaceful learning environment.  I have a right to receive assistance from qualified professors and tutors in the MAC Lab.  I have a right to higher education.  I have a right to have my grades evaluated within a reasonable time frame. I have a right to transparency from the Administrative Leadership concerning issues related to my education.  I have a right to demand excellence from faculty and staff. I have a right to succeed in every class I enroll in without interference from disgruntled, mean-spirited, and unqualified professors. 

Maureen S
26 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Ro Khanna, Dianne Feinstein, Virginia Foxx, John Sobrato, Janet Napolitano, Pete Boyle, Rick Williams

Petition for Reduced Tuition

Join the movement on Twitter @changetrain1 This petition is not for the over-entitled who have told me, "It's not my money." This petition is for those of us who give a damn. Do you, like me, have nervous thoughts about whether you can get approved for more loans to finish school? Do you, like me, continuously update and figure out your school payment options with your family? Do you question whether you can take up more minimum-wage work and still have time for school? Did you think about leaving college behind? If so, join The Change Train. Join us as we take action with the Petition for Reduced Tuition. We want college and university administrators to collaborate with their students to reduce tuition costs. We believe that change in this area is not a one-way street; there are actions that both groups can take to reduce tuition and expenses. Below are the individuals that we are petitioning to in order to gain their support in promoting reduced tuition, and to help create collaboration between students and administrations to achieve reduced tuition and expenses. Janet Napolitano (President, University of California) Pete Boyle (VP for Public Affairs, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities) Rick Williams (Chief Executive Officer, Sobrato Family Foundation) Ro Khanna (Congressman 17th District) Dianne Feinstein (California Senator) Virginia Foxx (Higher Education subcommittee chair) John Sobrato (The Sobrato Organization President, Santa Clara University alum)  

The Change Train
83 supporters