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Where do you stand on today's education issues? Let's stand together.

It's time to stand together on the education issues we face today. Those issues are big and they are complex, but we can ensure that every child receives a quality education if we unite around our shared vision and focus our energy on impact.

We all agree that every child deserves an affordable, high quality education. And every teacher deserves to be fairly compensated. Every community deserves funding for the programs and resources it needs to give our kids the very best possible start and every possible opportunity. But everyday, the education issues we face are holding our children back. Students around the world are falling behind. Individual students with particular needs, interests, or inclinations are getting lost in the shuffle. Class sizes are increasing as the pool of available teachers is decreasing. In 2008, the United Nations estimated that 69 million children, worldwide, were out of school. Millions of children won't receive an education due to poverty, safety concerns, or discrimination. We are increasingly unable to provide a strong start for today's children.

These education issues seem insurmountable. But we cannot just throw up our hands and continue to ignore these problems. No single person can do it alone. But we know that our community is strong and, together, we can create change.

Let's stand together and advocate for educational reform. Let's come together to take a stand on the educational issues that matter. When we unite for good, we can contribute to the solution and improve the quality and availability of education in our own communities and around the world.

The petitions below cover a range of education issues and take a variety of approaches. Some are aimed at elected officials, pleading with them to change policies and standards so that teachers will receive fair pay. Some demand more funding for early childhood education so that our youngest students can start their educational journey well. Some are aimed at universities and banks, urging them to make higher education more affordable so that everyone can enjoy access to the same opportunities. Some lay out the case of one special student or a small group of local kids whose educational opportunities are at risk. Regardless of its scope or approach, each petition aims to create a kinder, gentler, more inclusive world. When we come together and start down the path of solving any one of these education issues, we can change the direction education is headed and make a turn for the better.

When you create or sign a petition advocating for the education issues that matter to you, you become part of the Care2 community—a community that has made world-changing impact through starting campaigns and supporting each other's work. When you create or sign a petition, you join a community united for good. Your signature may help just one child but your action will encourage a culture of promoting education for all and ensuring a better future for our young people. Your support of the petitions below will ensure that we begin to solve the education issues in our own communities and around the world.

When we stand together, our actions have an impact. Let's stand together and take action on the education issues we face today.

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    The recent article about 10 year old girl committing suicide after intense bullying has deeply saddened me.

    http://www.care2.com/causes/10-year-old-girl-commits-suicide-after-intense-bullying.html

    Please take a few minutes and talk to the children in your life, talk to them about kindness, compassion and the sometimes disastrous consequences of cruelty.

    Ask them if they feel they are being bullied, or maybe if they sometimes bully other kids.
     
    If they admit they are sometimes bullies try not to judge, just listen and try to help them figure out why they do it and help them come up with alternative ways to interact with others

    And sign this petition as your pledge of starting a dialogue with the children in your life

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    Recently it has been reported that 5 Wichita schools have been nominated for closure in the next coming year. Mueller Elementary was among these schools. We feel that this would be a great disservice to our neighborhood and community to close this school.

    Mueller Elementary is currently our Aerospace & Engineering Magnet here in the Air Capital of the country! It is a great school with great teachers which has been nationally recognized by the US Board of Education by being recently awarded a $2 million grant titled Project DREAM. The Project DREAM grant will focus on increasing student achievement through the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This alone proves that even others outside of Wichita can recognize this school has a future here in Wichita!  Closing this school would be like closing the door to our amazing children's love and passion for the aerospace industry!

    Many Parents such as myself would like our children to finish out their elementary learning experience in this school. It is conveniently accessible to the families in the area. I have been extremely pleased with the learning experience of my 4 children who have attended this and would like to convince the Focus Board to reconsider closure of this school.

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    Women in Africa have great gifts to offer to the world, but they also face tremendous challenges on the road to pulling themselves, their families and their communities out of devastating poverty.

    But there is hope. With the help of people around the world, Join My Village is helping to empower women and girls in the developing world to create a better future for themselves, their communities and the world by giving them an opportunity to succeed.

    Even better, add your voice to the movement today and $1 will go toward giving women and girls in Malawi access to education and opportunity.

    Since Join My Village launched in 2009, more than 2,000 families have been positively impacted. Nearly 300 girls in Malawi have received secondary school scholarships and 15 houses were constructed for new female teachers.

    Pledge to join the movement today, and your signature will send $1 to help empower women in Malawi to determine their own future.

    General Mills and Merck sponsor this initiative in conjunction with CARE because they believe that when online communities click, real change happens for women and girls.

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    This is a forgotten genocide. Millions of people died, but press censorship and misinformation kept the catastrophe out of public view. This will help prevent further governmental violations of Human Rights.

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    Our vision is to provide the youth with the mean to maintain a healthy, an ssuccessful future, no matter what stress life may bring.

    Our Mission is to be a center fo the youth to help establish a secured future while helping to empowering individuality, along with togetherness to ensure a better future for our community and our youth. We will encourage the youth with individual projects with along team coorrdination as well as involvement with Small Businesses which is the Heart of America

    Smooth Transitions Community Enhancement Center will provide the children with more activities needed to keep the kids of the street and in safe laces to ensure bright futures. Often times growing up in Michigan City many of the children feel as thoough there aren't many things to do wihtin the city limits. With many kids not having transportation  to surrounding cities, like LaPorte, Valparasio, Chicago, and/or South Bend, where they have many of the things and events that are enjoyable for the your and the family like skating for example, With the closig of the YMCA in Michigan City , there is little left to do after school that is of value. Smooth Transitions Comunity Enhancement Center will provide a place that is more than a safe haven for the youth , it will also provide the kids with a feeling of accomplishment as well as a voice. Many of the adults today still say there is little to do in our cith today that the youth really like to do. With the Decreased atmosphere of the once popular Marquette Mall where many of us would spend our weekends there isn't much left t o but to throw parties that sometimes are not properly supervised, thus leaving the chidren to turn to other inapporpriately imitated things seen by other adults, or in /on or media  devices such a television , radio and internet. We all can remember what it was like during that awkward time of life when you are no longer a child byt not yet n adult for this reason we believe that everyone will benefit from the Center because fo the unity it will bring.

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    Petia repeatedly has tried to push students to do a general studies degree instead of Business Administration degree, she has lied, she does not have good work ethic and should not be an advisor at CCD.

    Definition of advisor:
    1. One that advises, such as a person or firm that offers official or professional advice to clients.
    2.
    An educator who advises students in academic and personal matters.
    3. An expert who gives advice

    Characteristics of an Advisor:
    1. DEMONSTRATES CONCERN FOR EACH ADVISEE
    2. IS AVAILABLE AND ACCESSIBLE
    3. TAKES THE INITIATIVE FOR CONTACT
    4. IS A GOOD LISTENER
    5. IS REALISTIC
    6. MAKES REFERRALS TO OTHERS
    7. PROVIDES ACCURATE INFORMATION
    8. KEEPS GOOD RECORDS
    9. CELEBRATES SUCCESS

    Reference: http://www.umd.umich.edu/casl/characteristics.html

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    EVERYDAY SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS CARRY AND CARE FOR ALL AGES OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. THEY RELY ON UNEMPLOYMENT WHEN THERE IS NO SCHOOL IN SESSION TO COMPENSATE THEIR INCOME. THE PAY IS NOT HIGH IN ALL STATES IF THIS IS TAKEN AWAY IT WILL FORCE BUS DRIVERS TO QUIT AND LEAVE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN A DILEMMA. PLEASE STOP BILL HB128 FOR THE DELETION OF UNEMPLOYMENT FOR BUS DRIVERS. YOU CAN CALL YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTITIVES AS WELL. THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT. THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS BILL ARE AS FOLLOWS: RON MILLER, LABOR AND INDUSTRY, DAN MOUL WHOM STARTED IT,DICK L. HESS, ROB W. KAUFFMAN, SCOTT W. BOYD, RYAN P. AUMENT, DARYL D. METCALFE. HOW DARE THEY I SAY. HOW DARE THEY.

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    Sexual harassment is pervasive in our schools. Nearly half of U.S. middle and high school students were sexually harassed last school year, both in person and online.

    And even though many students say that sexual harassment has negative effects on them, including causing them to skip school and have trouble studying, only 9 percent report the incidents to an adult.

    It's time for everyone to take action. We can all help to empower teachers and students within our own schools and communities to put a stop to sexual harassment. We can protect these students if we take the appropriate steps to prevent sexual harassment and intervene early when harassment occurs, all this and more is detailed in AAUW's groundbreaking new study, Crossing the Line.

    Take the pledge to do your part to stop sexual harassment today.

    Every student has a right to learn in a school environment that is free from harassment.

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    Higher education is essential to maintaining a competitive society that is to thrive in a global economy, but unfortunately the cost of college in America has been skyrocketing out of control. In fact, as of late 2011, it is estimated that US citizens carry over $1,000,000,000,000 in student loan debt. That is a gigantic burden that will need to be repaid by our nation's youth, all while having to battle stagnant wage growth, high unemployment, and strong emerging global competitors.

    Sign this petition and ask that the United States government allow American citizens to repay student loans with income earned, pre-tax, up to $600 per month, per debtor.

    Why?

    A pre-tax student loan repayment program will serve as a benefit to all parties involved in the student loan.   

    Creditors will see lower rates of default and deferment.

    Debtors will have more disposable income in their pockets after their monthly loan payment, making the necessities of life more affordable, and the ability to invest meaningfully in our economy more achievable.

    This is a proposal that both the LEFT and the RIGHT can agree on.

    Please sign and pass along if you would like the American government to allow pre-tax student loan repayment.

    Thank you for your time.


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    When you budget your household expenses, you probably look at how much money you're actually making. But when California lawmakers write a budget, they imagine themselves with extra money, "phantom money," according to a recent San Francisco Chronicle article. Now the state is looking at a possible four billion dollar deficit for the current fiscal year.
    Per business as usual, this deficit will fall on the heads of school children. State officials are talking about cuts of up to $1.4 billion to K-12 public schools. This would mean a shortened school year and no school buses for many kids. Tell California not to balance its budget at the expense of children and teenagers. If there is a budget shortfall, tell state officials to furlough state employees, postpone road construction, and find and cut fat.  Anything but compromise the future of those who need public services the most.

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    Hello Students, My name is Thomas and I was wanting to know how you would like to start writing your Dates in Numberical Order per ISO 8601. Like todays date for instance November 18, 2011 or 11-18-2011, would be 2011-11-18 (Year-Month-Day). Well todays is your lucky day if you sign this petition saying that you will start writing your dates everywhere that way you can be on your way on getting your school program ie. Drama Class, Sport Dept, Choir, etc. a Grant for $500 to the School with the most Signatures. When you Type your name, also type your school and city.

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    Imagine a school where tennis champion Billie Jean King and legendary politician Harvey Milk are crossed out of the history books with black markers. That's basically the school that some religious conservatives want for California's children.

    A contingent of anti-gay activists are pushing to rewrite California's FAIR Education act (which calls for recognition of all history's movers and shakers, regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation) to exclude gay and lesbian young people.

    The extremists are mobilizing to get a 2012 ballot referendum that would, if approved, turn the FAIR act into the UNFAIR act. According to PR Newswire, a LGBT spokesperson said: "They want . . . a false version of history: a version that intentionally excludes the real and historic accomplishments of LGBT people. And that is the REAL harm to the next generation."

    Stand up against bigoted initiatives in California!

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    The Crisis of Public Education in the Philippines

    By Ronald Meinardus


    According to the human capital theory, the economic development of a nation is a function of the quality of its education. In other words: the more and better educated a people, the greater the chances of economic development.

    The modern world in which we live is often termed a "knowledge society"; education and information have become production factors potentially more valuable than labor and capital. Thus, in a globalized setting, investment in human capital has become a condition for international competitiveness.

    In the Philippines, I often hear harsh criticism against the politics of globalization. At the same time, regarding the labor markets, I can hardly think of another nation that is so much a part of a globalized economy than the Philippines with nearly ten per cent of the overall population working beyond the shores of the native land.

    (continue reading at: http://www.fnf.org.ph/liberalopinion/crisis-public-education-philippines.htm)


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    In Australia we perform random drug tests on football players and other sporting heros, not just for performance enhancing drugs, but also for ilegal recreational drugs.
    We do this to make sure that these people are setting a good example to our children, as such why should we not test those who have one of the biggest influences on children and young people, their teachers?

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    Our Genoa Kingston community needs to be aware that by January 2012 our school board is hoping to make a decision on whether or not to outsource transportation beginning with the next 2012-13 school year. What that means to you and your family is that we, the current Genoa Kingston bus drivers, will be fired this spring by our school district. A transportation company (as of now unknown) will be contracted by your school district to service it's transportation needs. What this also means to you is that the everyday home to school/ extra curricular field trips will be provided by a profit making company that has no vested interest in our community. It has been the purpose of our jobs here at GK for the last 64 years is to provide your child with caring, safe,and timely transportation. The purpose of a private contracted transportation company would be to make a profit. By signing this petition you say YES to keeping our children's school transportation within in our community and with the people that have a vested interest in our community. 

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    Public education is one of the foundations of democracy in America but it has come under increasing attack in recent years by national movements and corporate institutions looking for tax payer funds to support religious and private education.  This process is currently underway in the state of Pennsylvania in the guise of voucher legislation that is now being considered. 
    If you agree that tax payer dollars should not be spent to support private and religious schools, especially at the expense of all children attending public schools, please sign this petition and pass it on to anyone in your directory who lives in PA's  28th Congressional District who you believe is also a supporter of public education.  Please act quickly - legislation may be voted on in the next several weeks.

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  • 11/21/11--00:00: I support Charter Schools
  • Charter schools offer a choice in education for parents and their children,
    as well as provide a curriculum that emphasizes the arts-
    an area that public schools are funding less and less.

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    Aim: To provide a level 3, Child Care group at Uxbridge College, looking for a permanent teacher. Students are currently struggling with the lack of consistency in relation to teachers starting units and leaving half way though, causing confusion and unnecessary disputation. 


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