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Tuition Refunds

1,163 petitions

Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to President Robert S. Nelsen, Joy Stewart-James, Ed Mills

Re-Open Optometry with Low Cost Eye Exams / Glasses + Reinstate Optometrist at Sac State

In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Online Distance Learning, Sacramento State University has closed down the Optometry Department and laid off the Optometrist, which offered low cost eye exams ($20 exam) and glasses (average $79) / contact lenses for students.  In less than 3 years, over 5000 students were examined and treated, most of whom are People of Color, First Generation, and economically disadvantaged students without insurance. Online Distance Learning due to COVID-19 has significantly impacted all students, and increased the need for eye exams, and access to glasses and contact lenses. There is an increase of:  Blurry Vision Eye Strain Headaches Computer Vision Syndrome Dry Eyes Other medical eye conditions that were treated included: Foreign object removal Eye Infections Eye Trauma Blinding Diseases like Diabetes, Glaucoma Governor Newsom has declared Optometry to be an "Essential Service" during COVID-19, but Sacramento State has not allowed the Optometry Department to be Open, and instead, Closed it down. This hurts All Students, but especially People of Color, who overwhelmingly are affected by potentially blinding eye diseases, such as Diabetes, Glaucoma, High Blood Pressure.  Research studies show that convenient access to low cost vision services is directly linked to Learning Success and Bridging the Achievement Gap amongst economically disadvantaged students. Vision is a health strategic priority to help close the achievement gap Enrollment is at an All-Time High. Sacramento State spent Millions of dollars $$$$ to EXPAND The WELL building (Student Health and Counseling building), but are now providing LESS services, while students continue to pay HEALTH FEES. CSU is currently in a class action lawsuit for reducing services to the students but not reducing tuition fees.  CSU and UC systems face lawsuit for nonrefunded students fees Sacramento State and its administration claim to be Anti-Racist and Inclusive with their Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, but this is NOT CONSISTENT with the elimination of the Optometry Department, that services so many People of Color.  Sacramento State is sabotaging the tools needed to achieve Learning Success, Bridge the Achievement Gap, and improve the Graduation rate. Sign this petition to Reverse This Injustice! Let your voice be heard that we demand that Sacramento State Open up the Optometry Department, so that All Students, especially People of Color, First Generation Students, and economically disadvantaged students get Equal Access to excellent vision and Learning Success!  

Lidice Garcimarrero
2,385 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to ArtCenter College of Design

ArtCenter Students Demand End Racism on Campus or We Go on Tuition Strike

NOTE* If you are trying to donate to our cause, do NOT do it through Change . Org, because the money they ask for donations does not go to us or our organizing group. Within the past decade, we have voiced our concerns, had discussions about oppression, and created specific events to deconstruct institutional trauma. Yet the school continues to perpetuate systemic injustices while whitewashing our pedagogy, curriculum, and classrooms. You have implemented ZERO changes that students, faculty, staff and alumni have suggested. ArtCenter administration’s inability to provide effective action through sustainable short- or long-term initiatives shows complacency in dismantling white supremacy, racism and anti-Blackness within the institution. We Publicly DEMAND the Following:1. Make a Commitment to Anti-racist Practices2. Title IX Empowerment and Zero Tolerance Policy3. Create an Equitable Environment4. Land Acknowledgment and Reparations5. Affordable Tuition6. Cancel the Master Plan and Restructure It7. Dismiss President Lorne BuchmanA failure to meet every demand will result in a publicized tuition strike starting Fall 2020 that will last until every demand is fully and transparently in effect.This is addressed specifically to the ArtCenter College of Design Board of Trustees: Jeffrey BarbakowRonald BennisonLorne BuchmanWesley ColemanClarence Daniels Jr.Robert Davidson Jr.Michelle Gadsden-WilliamsTom GilmoreJeffrey GlassmanWilliam GrossSu Matthews-HaleBruce HeavinLinda HillSteven HitterTimothy KobeTerri KohlMelissa LoraSamuel MannDavid MartinPeter MullinCharles NearburgIvy RossMichele RuizJeff SalazarZachary SnyderReiner TriltschMichael WarsawAlyce De Roulet-WilliamsonVisit antiracistclassroom.comRead the Full Demand LetterPress Release Package Follow us on IG and twitter to keep up to date for next steps. #ACCDwedemand #ACCDracist #antiracistclassroom #ArtCenterWithout #blackatACCD  

Antiracist Classroom
1,531 supporters