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Calling All Texans: Stand With Students, Faculty & Staff to Keep Guns Away From Schools!

The Texas House and Senate have proposed two bills (SB 354 and HB 750) that would allow concealed weapons on campuses within the Texas University School System. According to gun control advocates, the bill has majority support in both the State Senate and the House of Representatives. Once enacted, this bill would allow - after a background check and as little as ten hours of training - any...

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Tell McGraw-Hill Publishers: Slavery Did Not End in 1865, Include Modern-Day Slavery in Textbooks

Students throughout the United States are still being taught that slavery ended in 1865, and McGraw-Hill Publishing Company produces textbooks and online educational materials that contain this false information (see examples linked below). While the Emancipation Proclamation was in fact a notable act of anti-slavery, the year of 1865 did not actually mark the end of slavery. Also contemporarily...

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Support 21st Century Sex and Relationships Education

Sex and relationships education in the UK is still not good enough. Schools don’t have the support or tools to help children and young people to develop safe, healthy relationships and research shows young people often leave school vulnerable and ill prepared to navigate their way through relationships. Being able to make good decisions about relationships and sex is as important to young people’...

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Tell Louisiana to Teach Real Science in Public Schools Not Creationism and Climate Change Denial

Please join our campaign to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, R.S. 17:285.1, which was passed by the Louisiana Legislature in 2008. Simply put, the intent of this law is to allow the teaching of Creationism, including Intelligent Design, in public school science classes in Louisiana. On April 15, Sen. Karen Carter Peterson introduced SB 70 to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act...

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Restore Librarians to DC Schools

My son Kai attends our neighborhood elementary school and loves his librarian, who always had wonderful literacy activities to foster a love of reading. Thanks to her and the excellent teachers, our struggling urban school raised its reading scores by 14% last year!

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Declare the Month of July as NASA History Month

Who am I? My name is Jevon, I am 9 years old, and I have always wanted to be an astronaut. Now that NASA's Space Shuttle program is over, I worry that people will eventually start to forget all about NASA and everything the agency accomplished in space exploration and research. In July 2011 I was fortunate enough to see the successful launch and landing of Atlantis, but kids in the future will...

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Save W. C. Handy Head Start: Let Our Kids Know They Matter!

Our youngest victims in the Federal Shutdown are our children in the Head Start Program. Help Keep Our Head Start Pre-School Open! My name is Pam Meo Turner and I am a teacher at the W. C Handy Head Start (Lauderdale County Head Start) in Florence, Alabama. We have a few more days before they shut down our school for good if congress will not act soon. Thank God! Part of the $10 million gift will...

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National Collegiate Trust/American Education Services: Forgive My Deceased Son's Student Loan

My name is Ella Edwards. My only son, Jermaine Edwards, was a wonderful young man and the light of my life. When he went to college to study music production, I was happy to cosign his student loans -- he dreamt of making a better life for himself and I wanted to help him do that. But then Jermaine died suddenly in 2009 at just 24 years old. That's when First Marblehead Corporation and American...

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Stop Discriminating Against Student Veterans

After I served in the United States Army for 4 years, I decided to continue my education and study to become a physicians assistant. Little did I know that the UNC system would ignore the GI Bill tuition benefits I earned through my 4 years of service in the US Army and force me to pay out-of-state tuition.

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First Marblehead Corporation: Forgive the Student Loans of My Deceased Son

When my son Donte Newsome was murdered on July 5, 2008, it felt like everything I had was taken away from me. Then a company called First Marblehead Corporation showed me how wrong I was.

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Allow Students to Wear Their Natural Hair

Soon after the start of this school year, my 7 year old daughter Tiana was told by the Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa that she couldn't attend her second grade class unless she changed her natural hair. Tiana -- and all of our family -- were heartbroken when school officials told us that she would have to change her dreadlocks if she wanted to attend school because apparently the school...

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Do Not Charge Students a 2.5% "Convenience Fee" for Paying Their Tuition

Many in-state and out-of-state U of A students cannot afford the price of tuition up front. This will add an additional $259.75 fee (for in-state undergrad) and an additional $676.80 fee (for out-of-state undergrad) students per year for simply paying their bill via debit or credit card. Contracting with Nelnet instead of using the current Bursar payment method will discriminate against many U of...

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Stop the Ethanol Pollution

1. The foul odor coming from the ethanol plant is affecting the communities in San Carlos City & Calatrava (Negros Occidental, Philippines). 2. The odor has affected the health of the people, there are recorded cases of hospitalization and other breathing-related problems. 3. There are recorded pollution of the rivers and the coastal areas affecting the marine life (fish kill, etc.).

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Stop Cutting Trees for Road-Widening Projects

Thousands of trees all over the Philippines, many of them century-old, have been cut for road widening and infrastructure development projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Many more trees face the same fate. In several cases, road widening was deemed unnecessary.

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We want cheaper, faster, more accessible and reliable #PHInternet

We want the telcos to provide AT LEAST 80% of their prepaid, postpaid and business subscribers, the GUARANTEED minimum speed as stated in the purchased package at the cheapest possible rate. We want for greater transparency from the telco industry and the government with respect to Internet usage. Broadband service providers shall have a minimum service reliability of 80%. We want to increase...

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