Petition to Clear Creek Highschool, Greg Smith
Petition for Clear Creek HS to erect a Vegeta statue in honor of Christopher Sabat.
As some of you may be aware of, The voice actor, Christopher Sabat, graduated from Clear Creek High school in 1992. Christopher Sabat went on to voice act many different characters in multiple tv series, and video games. He has also been a voice director in various projects, and he even started his own audio production company OkraTron 5000. He is most well known for his work in Dragon Ball Z. He provides the voice work for such notable characters as Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Zarbon, Recoome, Jeice, Burter, Salza, as well as many others. Christopher Sabat is an incredibly talented gentleman and he deserves more recognition for it. That is where this petition comes into play. Clear Creek Highschool should Erect a life size Vegeta statue above a plaque that reads, "I wasn’t sure how long I could sustain the effort without breaking in two. It was as though the only thing holding my body together was myone burning desire to be better then Kakarott. Sometimes I thought I was losing my mind. Why wasn’t I able to obtain what Kakarott had obtained?! It didn’t make any sense. It was infuriating… and it was my fury that kept me alive. - In Honor Of Christopher Sabat the original Prince of Saiyans." I believe 100% that making this apperant to current and future students will help motivate and drive them to reach their goals.
Petition to Principal Preisser
Make Lunch Time longer
Liberty High School is a populated high school. There is around 2,000 or more students enrolled in Liberty. Last year we had about an hour for lunch , which was perfect for everyone . Students were able to get food and socialize , especially the fact that there is a lot of students in both A lunch and B lunch and it would be easier to get food and also have time to sit and eat peacefully instead of being rushed . They also took away the right to go off campus and eat lunch , (when that is a district privilege so it shouldn't be taken away) with enough time to eat. We also had the chance during lunch time to be able to make up for anything in classes . In this new year we have a new Principal, Gary Preisser . Personally all my four years of high school I have had different principals . As new administration come they come with new rules as usual. We can adapt to other rules which it would be fine but cutting our lunch time to 35 minutes is not enough for anybody in A lunch and B lunch. I have heard many opinions about this and what I found most commonly one was that the lines are too long and by the time you get to sit and eat it's already time to head to class. So in other words Liberty High school and Gary Preisser should Sit down and come up with at least a better alternative for our students and teachers. Overall I believe this change is affecting students performance, this needs to be properly addressed to our new principal. Sign this petition so we can show the administration and make our voices heard.
Petition to Carmen Farina, Fred Walsh, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bill DiBlasio
Bring Fame Back to the "Fame" School!
What if Jennifer Aniston, Adrian Grenier, or Robert DeNiro didn't have the chance to study drama at a high school for the arts? What if Ben Vereen or Desmond Richardson weren’t able to study dance; or Nicki Minaj and Pinchas Zuckerman, music; or Milton Glaser, art? The world would be a poorer place without their enormous contributions. Fortunately, they went to the best high school in the country for artistically gifted students - Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in NYC. Unfortunately, the next generation of talented artists may not have the same opportunity to develop their skills. Since the 2013 arrival of principal Dr. Lisa Mars, LaGuardia's admission process has been radically altered in favor of academic scores and attendance records. With these new admission criteria, talent counts for only 14% of the admission decision.* As a result, hundreds of qualified and gifted students have been denied admission. This change not only defies the 80-year-old mission of the Fame school, it also violates the Hecht-Calandra Act of 1971, which gives specialized high schools the unique power to choose their students based on a specific set of criteria. We demand that the Department of Education return the admission criteria to those consistent with the law and the original mission of the school. The Facts The Hecht-Calandra law provides that candidates for a specialized arts high school be required to “pass competitive examinations in music and/or the arts in addition to presenting evidence of satisfactory achievement.” However, since 2013, applicants who do not have at least a grade of 80 in every core academic subject are rejected, regardless of their audition score. So a student can receive a perfect 100 on their audition but be rejected because of a 79 they got in junior high school math. According to the 2015/16 Department of Education School Survey: - only 25% of LaGuardia's teachers say they trust the principal - only 28% of teachers say the principal communicates a clear vision for the school - only 32% of teachers say the principal understands how students learn - 73% of teachers feel disrespected by the principal According to the DOE’s framework for successful schools (which includes 6 categories) LaGuardia continues to decline in areas relating to leadership. In the most recent DOE School Dashboard, Dr. Mars received a stunning 1.76 for Trust and 1.2 for Effective Leadership (the scale is 1.00 - 4.99). LaGuardia is not meeting target in any of the 6 categories! Since the arrival of Dr. Mars, there has been an unprecedented exodus of teachers and staff. This year alone nearly 18% have left. Dr. Mars, who has had little experience in educating artistically talented students, has hired questionable replacements – for example, she replaced the Assistant Principal of Art with a middle school English teacher. The DOE and UFT are both aware of these issues, but have chosen to ignore them. The esteemed legacy of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts must continue. By our signatures below, we demand a return to admission requirements consistent with the Hecht-Calandra law and effective leadership for the school. * This percentage was for the 2013/14 school year, provided by a Freedom of Information Law request. Requests for subsequent years’ admission statistics have gone unanswered.
Petition to El Rancho Unified School District
Fire Gregory Salcido for vulgar classroom conduct!
On January 26, 2017 three videos began to circulate social media depicting El Rancho High School teacher, and Pico Rivera Council member Gregory Salcido berating a student for wearing a United States Marine Corps sweater in class, and going as far as to degrade the United states Military in front of his class. The videos were recorded by the student who came under fire by Salcido, and c obtain vulgar outbursts toward the armed forces and students who decide to pursue a career in the military. Salcido is heard saying “They’re the frickin’ lowest of the low,” in reference to military members, and "They're not talented people". Salcido furthers his a argument in the second video stating "If you join the military it's because you have no other options, because you didn't take care of business academically, because your parents didn't love you enough to push you, then you didn't love yourself enough". Throughout the video Salcido can be heard using vulgar language, and telling the student who can be seen recording the video that he can no longer wear his Marine Corps sweater in class, and can be heard saying "Don't you ever fricken bring the fricken military into this classroom. I don't understand why we let the fricken military guys come over here and recruit you at the school. We don't let pimps come into the school." Before wrapping up his degrading statements, Salcido spoke on the September 11th terror attacks stating "9/11, World Trade Center. Do you guys recall, you guys were too little to remember it, but you guy have seen footage wear people were jumping out of like the hundredth floor of the World Trade Center?", and further speaking of the victims who jumps sahing "Jumping from a hundred floors and turning into fricken, they probably got decenegraded from hitting the ground". Before the video ends he asks the students if they would have rather burned to death or jumped to their death, "Which option is better? Thats like saying do you want to eat dog sh*t or cat sh*t?" This shocking footage portrays the standards that El Rancho High School holds for their staff. In no circumstances is it okay for teachers to force their opinions and their views on the students. The classroom is supposed to be an educational experience, and not be indoctrinating. Students who have chosen the path of mikita st service were singled out for their decision. Military recruiters were compared to pimps. This teacher was put of lime, imposing his beliefs on his students while on the clock. El Rancho High School has confirmed that these statements came from Gregory Salcido. Salcido was also under investigation, and put on paid administrative leave after striking a student in class in 2012. This man does not have the capacity, nor the self restraint to remain unbiased in the classroom and provide a safe learning environment for his students. He is a danger to the students, and the public school system as a whole. It is imperative that the school district handle this matter immediately, and that Salcido, who has a clear pattern of misconduct and inappropriate behavior in the classroom, is terminated from his position. Please sign this petition to make our voices heard by the city of Pico Rivera, and the El Rancho Unified School District. Original post containing the videos recorded in Salcido's classroom: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215001109124489&id=1332323089
Petition to Mr. Moore @ Brownwood High
EQUALITY: DRESS CODE WITH UNIFORMS AT SCHOOL
Our school dress code is strict. Shorts, skirts and dresses must reach the knee, and holes in jeans cannot be above the knee. Countless students have been sent to ISS due to wardrobe malfunctions, some so minor. Cheerleading skirts go way above the knee, and even go above the mid thigh. I started this to not change the Cheerleading uniforms, but to not allow them to wear them during school. If I cannot show an inch above my knee in English because its distracting, why can a Cheerleader show off their whole upper thigh and it be considered "School Spirit" and "Okay".
Petition to Dr. Al Pollard, Hawkinsville High school
Seniors decorating their caps for graduation
We, the seniors of 2019, want to decorate our caps for graduation on May 17th. The seniors of the previous years did not have the chance of decoration their caps on graduation day. Well, we want to be the first at Hawkinsville High to decorate our caps. This will be a great moment in history, if we have the chance of decorating them this year. Our class of seniors will not put anything disrespectful, vulgar, or inappropriate on our caps. We just want a chance to express ourself on graduation night. We want to be the first at Hawkinsville High School to decorate caps for graduation night. An administrator or the principal can check our caps to make sure it's appropriate for graduation day.
Petition to LUHSD
Students for Change:
End Sexual Assault on Campus & End School Administration Neglect
“Lemoore Union High School District systematically shames and silences sexual assault victims and should be held accountable for the lives they ruin as a result.” -Savana Vernon, LMCHS Class of 2016 “When students suffer sexual assault and harassment, they are deprived of equal and free access to an education.” -American Civil Liberties Union Objective: 1. Compile a large group of students’ stories in regards to experiencing sexual assault on campus, and more so the lack of appropriate action taken by the faculty2. Highlight the sexism displayed by the LUHSD faculty and how this violates Title IX3. Develop an appropriate plan for educating students and staff about sexual assault, establish a district wide regulation for punishing harassers, and provide appropriate counseling for victims4. Ensure that all reports of sexual assault shall be vigorously investigated
Petition to New York State Senate, New York State House, New York Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo
URGENT - INCLUDE MENSTRUAL HEALTH IN SCHOOL CURRICULUM - #LetsTalkPeriod
UPDATE: Although the New York State Legislative Session ended on June 20, you can still sign the #LetsTalkPeriod petition and let lawmakers know that endometriosis should be a necessary part of education in New York state. Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) and Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D/WF—Manhattan), the bill sponsors responsible for successfully repealing the infamous "Tampon Tax," have teamed up again to help educate school-aged young women about their menstrual health. Support bill S. 8543/A. 10763 requiring the New York Commissioners of Health and Education to develop age-appropriate educational materials for endometriosis, and other menstrual disorders, to be made available to school districts and health care practitioners across NY State. The goal of the bill is to raise awareness about these conditions to ensure that young women have the information they need to effectively advocate for their personal health. Given the seriousness of this disease, and the stigma often associated with discussing menstrual health, it is critical that the state makes an effort to educate young women on this important issue. New York State is taking the lead with this legislation so that all states follow suit to include the same educational materials in their school curriculums! Sign and Share https://www.endofound.org/letstalkperiod