Petition to BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD, Darryl L. Williams, Ed.D. Superintendent
Justice for a young man unfairly suspended while at home on a virtual class
The suspension for this young man should be completely removed and expunged from his record. He's only a boy and should not be held to the same legal standard as an adult. Furthermore, the punishment is egregious and will likely follow him his entire life unless it is removed. Common sense should prevail in this case, not harsh punishment in order that adults may make a 'political statement' at his expense. https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/record-remains-for-child-suspended-for-bb-gun-seen-in-virtual-classroom/
Petition to sanger high school
To have Punjabi Language Classes at Sanger High
Ok so I know that there is no such thing as a Punjabi Class in Sanger but in other districts such as Kerman High has this very important classes and as a Sikh American I want to see change at our school so that in order to see change and have more and more Punjabi kids come to our school as well as to teacher others on about this topic and me myself don’t really know how to speak all that well in my native tongue but I wish to know more and a way for kids in my position to do that is to have a Punjabi class in Sanger.
Petition to Loudoun County Public Schools
Return to Original LCPS Distance Learning Schedule
The students of Loudoun County, especially the senior class of 2021, are requesting that the LCPS administration does not move forward with the newly proposed second semester schedule. Students around the county are struggling with motivation to join classes and complete assignments, and adding on class time leaves students with less time for wellness breaks. Some students use their breaks to socialize, catch up on sleep, complete extra assignments, study, or do other activities that will help improve their mental health. Also, some students are responsible for caring for younger siblings, as some have parents who are essential workers, and these breaks give older siblings the ability to do so. The senior class is struggling with senioritis like never before, and a long lunch break to go see friends is sometimes the only thing we have to look forward to. This newly proposed schedule would also place extra work responsibilities on teachers who are already stressed. We know that hybrid learning is being put in place for the students who need it most, and continuing to have learning lab in school would allow students to ask more questions and get the help they need. The students of LCPS know that our administration wants the best for us, and sticking to the original plan would give students less stress than what is already on our plates.
Petition to Colorado State University's Chemistry Department, Chemistry Students, Colorado State University
Help Students Improve CSU's Chemistry Department
This petition was made to show support for students pushing for change within CSU's chemistry department. As it currently stands, the TAs, professors, and department admin do not view themselves as the problem. It is a commonly held belief among it's students this department does not have an environment which fosters a relationship or success among it's students. Rather, CSU students dread going through the department because of it's notorious reputation. The students who are leading this petition intend to refocus the Chemistry department on helping its students. Some of the suggestions being put forth include: Abolishing the use of ALEKS, a site with a 1.2 star rating, ranked at #435th place among other educational sites of its kind. An improvement of instructional strategies. Implementation of a student support network for the incoming students. A minimization of homework, often noted as busywork, in accordance with current research. A better system for reporting issues arising from the chemistry department and staff and allow for a dialogue to prevent these problems from reoccurring. These are just a few of the many suggestions received from chemistry students. Please help these students by giving your support to this petition. Every last signature helps.
Petition to Thomas Katsouleas, The University of Connecticut
Tell UCONN to condemn students at Capitol with no masks and for posing with Alex Jones.
The Day of January, 6th, 2021 will live on in infamy in many people's minds. Regardless of political affiliation, many have come out to condemn the riot and rioters that killed 5 people and showed up on the steps of our Republic with zip ties and Nazi symbols. It soon came to the attention of UCONN students that two of their own were at the Capitol building the day it was stormed. The two students, Abbe Minor '21 and Joe Fonicello '21 both posted to their social media pictures and evidence of them being at the Capitol Building in DC on January, 6th 2021. Along with these pictures at the Capitol on the 6th, being described by Fonicello as a "beautiful day", Minor took a selfie, mask-less, with known conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones, who promoted the Sandy Hook Hoax, which led to the families of the children killed to be harrased and experience even more grief. What is even more disappointing, is that these students were wearing UCONN merchandise as they did it. The students have tried everything to do this discreetly, however, now we must turn to the public for help. The students of UCONN are not asking for these students to be reprimanded for their conservatism or political affiliations, rather, we are asking for UCONN to acknowledge that these students are endangering the lives of its community by attending an organized event with no PPE, in violation of D.C. and UCONN guidelines. This is not a matter of political opinion, this is a matter of public safety. When students were found partying during a pandemic, UCONN, very quickly, condemned their actions and sent them home. UCONN has been very effective with their COVID-19 policy, allowing us the privilege to have a full fall semester on campus, however the refusal to even acknowledge that what these students are doing is a step in the opposite direction. Many UCONN students, present, past and future, suffered great hardship in the wake of the Sandy Hook Shooting and have suffered even more as a result of Alex Jones' perpetrating that the Sandy Hook Shooting was fake and that the children and faculty who died were actors. Imagine losing your child, only to have a man say that you are acting. Imagine people saying that the trauma you gained from seeing dead children and faculty isn't real. Imagine people saying that the photos of you crying, inconsolable, are just the work of a 'crisis actor'. This is what UCONN is saying is acceptable by not condemning the joyous picture, Minor took with Jones, who was sued by family of Sandy Hook Victims and first responders for his harmful rhetoric. Since the shooting occurred in Newtown, CT and the fact that so many member of its community were negatively impacted by Alex Jones, we are asking for an apology to them from UCONN and or from Minor, herself. We are also asking that if there is an investigation into the actions of Abbe Minor and Joe Fonicello on January 6th, 2021, that the UCONN community and the public be kept updated on it. High schoolers, who used to consider UCONN their top choice, are now looking for other options for undergrad as a result of what these students have done and the lack of action from the university itself. Why pay money to a college that won't stand up for what's right? Many people, as a result of UCONN's refusal to even acknowledge what has happened, are considering leaving the school. Trump Supporter, Biden Supporter, Republican, Democrat, and anything in between: UCONN Students are not happy with the way our school was presented by these people on that miserable day at the Capitol. The solution to solve this, President Katsouleas, is clear - Listen to the students.
Petition to New York State House, New York State Senate, Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor Cuomo: Let ALL Sports Play!
As of today, basketball, football, boys lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, and cheerleading are not cleared to play/begin. We would like Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health to reconsider their decision and allow these sports to begin immediately. The social and emotional toll that this is taking on our student-athletes is a terrible thing to watch unfold in front of our eyes on a daily basis.