Petition to Douglas County School District Board
No school the day after Halloween for Douglas county school district
Kids like to enjoy trick or treating. Most kids don’t get to go out until 8:00pm. After trick or treating parents and kids search and sort through there candy. Parents search to make sure there are no needles. Kids will not get enough sleep if they are going to bed late and waking up early for school. That’s why kids should have the day of after Halloween. Kids would also have a day to calm down and get rest. Teachers would get an extra day to grade and catch up on their school work.
Petition to Central Office
School to start an hour later.
Research shows that if school were to start and hour later (8:30 or later) there would not only be better attendance, but there would also be a lower obesity percentage, better grades, and teenagers health would increase rapidly. Research also shows that teenagers naturally go to bed later and wake up later in the day. If that's the case, then if we got to wake up an hour later every day for school, people would be more awake and more energized and ready to learn for school. If we change our school times to an hour behind, not only could it increase our regular grades in school, it could also increase out PSSA and SAT grades, which is how other schools few us and also future job offers. Therefore, if we move our school times back an hour, we would have less obesity, higher intelligence, better PSSA and SAT scores and eventually better jobs. This is so important, not only for the students wants to not have to get up in the morning, but to better the health of out community in the long run. We could have more doctors and nurses and eventually be able to give out more scholarships. And change our school districts name from being a not so great district to being that one district that made a change in hopes to better the health of our community and our future. I hope to see this change really happen because it could mean so much to our district for this to happen.
Petition to West Chester University
SAVE The Ram Initiative so students with Intellectual Disabilities can attend WCU
The RAM Initiative was a program at West Chester University, bringing students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) to campus to participate in a two-year inclusive post-secondary education experience. The RAM initiative is ‘inclusive’ in that RAM students would learn, live, and interact with all students, faculty, staff, and administrators on campus, not in segregated environments. The students would take classes on an Audit or Credited basis and have a non-traditional application/admissions process. These students would be full-time students and have full privileges of the university. West Chester University has recently decided to discontinue this amazing program due to insufficient funding, and other uncertain reasons that have not yet been clarified. This is troubling news as the University has a history of supporting marginalized and underrepresented groups, and according to their mission statement: "To fulfill its mission as a public institution serving the Commonwealth, West Chester University will focus on student success and institutional improvement as measured by the degree to which WCU demonstrates: ACCESS TO LEARNINGCOMMUNITY AND CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT Continuous improvementCritical thinkingINCLUSIONScholarly and creative activitiesSustainability" Discontinuing this program would not only disappoint the community surrounding West Chester but also violate the University's mission statement that supports inclusion and diversity. This program has made a significant impact on individuals with ID in Chester County, as well as all the students and faculty of West Chester University who know and love this program and the students in it. Please sign this petition to show your support in helping us keep this program going for future students!
Petition to University of California, UC Riverside, UCR Campus Administration, UCR Staff, UCR Faculty
Embracing Tradition for UCR Commencement
Hello! My name is Julian Gonzalez and I am the 2019-2020 Associated Students President at the University of California, Riverside. I also happen to be a hopeful graduate of the Class of 2020. Recently, it has come as a blindside the abrupt decision our campus leadership has made in regards to OUR commencement. They have decided to hold OUR commencement ceremony in a completely different city to "combat" complaints they have received from previous graduates, staff, and faculty. Furthermore, another proposed change is that no graduate name will be read aloud, that traditionally, commemorates the blood, sweat and tears every student has put into their time here at UCR just to have this one moment. Especially, as it is a night of celebration, not only for students, but for family and friends as well. Yet, once again, this was all done with ZERO student input. This is not only unfair, but our administration is in the process of robbing a moment many students and their families have sacrificed for. It is disappointing to know that after investing so much and making UCR the great university it is, that again, we have been left in the dark. Please show your support to keep the traditional location and ceremony for the 2020 UCR Commencement and for those classes that follow by signing your name to this petition. I look forward to hearing everyones name, and celebrating you and your families' sacrifices as you walk across the stage at YOUR commencement. Best Regards, Julian Gonzalez 2019-2020 ASUCR President
Petition to Teachers
I want to stop homework for a lot of reasons. 1. A lot of people have after school activities and I know that some people and I finish very late and it's hard to manage homework on top of the activities. When you apply to a college they look at what things you do other than school to make sure you don't just do academic stuff. Doing sports exercises you! Doing after school activities is really important! 2. Sleep is very important to your health and if you're staying up past the time you're supposed to go to sleep it knocks off your sleep schedule and the number of hours you are supposed to get. 3. This would also benefit teachers because it would mean less to grade. Say you had 24 students in all of your classes and you had 5 classes, that would be 120 students to grade. Who wants to do that?! 4. Homework is what mostly makes people hate school. We should be able to have enough time to complete things in school so we can enjoy the rest of our day doing our activities, hanging out with friends, and anything we want to do. According to a study by Stanford University, 56 percent of students considered homework a primary source of stress. Too much homework can result in a lack of sleep, headaches, exhaustion and weight loss. Excessive homework can also result in poor eating habits, with families choosing fast food as a faster alternative. Too much homework can cause students to experience stress, anxiety, depression, physical ailments, and even cause lower test scores
Petition to Salida del Sol Academy
Get Salida del Sol Academy Greeley CO. have the day offa after Halloween
Our problem is that we want to solve is that we want a day off after halloween just like other school so we don't have injustice for the students. I dont think its fair that in a Holiday we have to be thinking about what waking up early the next day to go to school when we should be able to have fun on a holiday.
Petition to Cherry Hill Board of Education, Dr. Joseph Meloche
Stop denying extracurriculars as punishment for lunch debt
Denying extracurriculars to children whose lunch debts are unpaid is cruel and bad policy. It is reprehensible to punish the children for debts which are outside their control. As alumni of Cherry Hill Public Schools, we condemn this policy as truly cruel and toxic pedagogy. These are definitely NOT Cherry Hill values.