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Petition to Department of Education, Shenley Academy, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP

Reduce the amount of Time Children spend at School

Kids are constantly forced to go to school even though the majority of them hate it and they have a good reason to do so Schools are incredibly tedious and boring, and in some cases can even be argued to be modern day slavery this is due to Kids being forced to work in school due to the threat of punishments and are not being compensated for it, so i call on the UK government to reduce the amount of time a Child has to spend at school. Along with this Kids also have their Human Rights violated daily as in school you are not allowed freedom of speech or association. Another issue is incompetent teachers which can be a huge issue in schools for example teachers constantly punish the wrong people in schools, and punishing a student for no reason can have serious physiological effects on students. Again another issue is high amounts of homework which causes lots of issues one being that it makes it harder for students to follow their passion as the school will demand that instead of following their passion they should compete homework. Take one example of a good school system (This is a bit of a bad example but it is relevant) The Education system in the Soviet Union had much better policies such as, Forbidding teachers from disciplining students, Forbidding teachers from setting homework, The removal of School uniforms, And teaching students things more things to do with work life for example taking school trips to factories. If you think school is not prison, please explain the difference. The only difference I can think of is that to get into prison you have to commit a crime, but they put you in school just because of your age. In other respects school and prison are the same. In both places you are stripped of your freedom and dignity. You are told exactly what you must do, and you are punished for failing to comply. Actually, in school you must spend more time doing exactly what you are told to do than is true in adult prisons, so in that sense school is worse than prison.    

Joshua Pattison
70 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Barry Murphy, Elon Musk, Tesla, Dublin City Council, UCD President

Lobby for a Hyperloop Network between UCD and Coppers

We, a group of energetic, ambitious and sesh hungry students of University College Dublin hereby call upon our Students Union to lobby strongly the government, City Council and SpaceX for the construction of an underground Hyperloop network between UCD and Harcourt Street. The Hyperloop network, which we propose to name Hyper McLoopy, will provide easy access for students from UCD to the various sesh havens on Harcourt street on nights out to enhance the student experience (aka sesh). At present, there is no direct bus route and it takes feckin ages to reach Coppers or DTwo on a nightout after pre drinks in Belgrove, enough time for the place to be infested by them smelly boyiz from DIT and Trinity and the 12 year olds from Smithfield with fake ID's making it impossible to get free entry. This is a major problem faced by the student population since sesh is probably the only thing which keeps us going in the big shmoke. This project shall also serve the purpose of scientific research as the Engineering and Science boyiz and gals can study the effects of being projected at near supersonic speeds (1200 km/hr) on the human body while the rest of yous can just go "weeeeeeee" and enjoy the ride. Once completed, travel time to Harcourt street will be reduced to just 17.4 seconds (250 times faster than the existing Dublin bus) giving just enough time to down 2 pints of Fosters or sort out the maskcara. This service will also run through the night  ensuring that students can get back to UCD safely even at 4:00 am without having to share a cab with other drunk people and also allow students to reach city center on Fridays ensuring they can get  to Heuston in no time to go home for the weekend and also link with the Luas and DART. The proposed network shall also pass through Rathmines and Rathfranham (with a stop in Rathmines) for the benefit of students who are deprived by the erratic 17 bus. It should also provide easy access to Trinity college should we require to mobilize forces into College Green in the event of unprovoked aggression from Trinity. It will also be operated using renewable energy and be more environment friendly than the Dublin bus. We estimate the cost of a round trip on the Hyperloop to be just 3.50 and students can swipe their leap card like usual for cheaper fares. We propose that the project will be funded partially (10%) from the residence fines and repeat fees along with sponsorship from large some audit firms in Harcourt street (20%) , Librocop's cryptocurrency investment gainz (20%) and the rest will be an anonymous philanthropic donation. There is already existing infrastructure in place in UCD and the secret tunnels under Newman can serve as a starting point in UCD and since most of our network will be underground, there will not be any major effect on existing infrastructure. This will be ideal for students who wish to finish their pre-drinks at Belgrove or Ashfield and also allow for late night study in the Library followed by Coppers. As a part of our strategy to get Elon Musk (aka Musky boyy) to agree to test his prototype in South Dublin, we propose that the Students Union seduce (bribe) him with 1,500 Insomnia coffee vouchers, the Coppers Gold Card from SHAG week, the original Wingin It handbook, the James Joyce Award and also premium access to the Rodeo penis at next years SHAG week which should be tempting enough. Since the Students Union claims to be Our Voice and so far they have been working on boring stuff (like RAG week, Repeat fees etc. *yawn*) , we hereby propose to call a referendum on this major student issue in March and hope that you will support the cause. Sign the petition with your name and student number as well as school (don't forget the school)  and we are looking for around 1200 signatures to call a referendum in March.

Things not to do in UCD
48 supporters