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The only State Budget that is decided and voted on by the people is the School Budget. Tax increases occur all the time to support all other areas of New York State run "businesses", without a vote from the people.
The one and only budget that supports children and their education is the School Budget and this is voted on by the people and can be rejected. This is discriminatory and unconstitutional!
Children have a constitutional right to a strong, appropriate, and free education, yet if a School Budget fails they lose. Prisoners have more rights than children. We do not vote on a budget that supplies prisoners with the supplies they need and they broke the law. Prisoners are guilty of a crime and are paying the price based on our law of the land. But what price are we paying? What price are the children paying? Why are the innocent children and future of this State paying a higher price than the lawbreakers? Why is the law unfair and discriminatory?
This needs to stop now! The State Legislators need to find a formula that provides schools the appropriate funding that is necessary to perform the duties the State mandates. These monies should be incorporated in our taxes just like all other areas of State budgets and funding, for example, prisoner's supplies.
We need immediate action as this is becoming a detriment to our children and their future and the future of the State of New York.
This petition was started by a parent whose autistic child was bullied.
In Irish schools eating disorders are rampant and nothing is being done about it.
Children at primary school age are falling prey to the sick perversion of the media and society in genaral which projects an image of thinness on the verge of emaciation and associates it with success and beauty. Weight loss is always rewarded and plastic surgery is a regular occurance.
We live in an image obsessed culture and its gonna be the children of the future that'll pay for it. I myself am a 14 year old Irish student who suffers from an eating disorder and have many friends with eating disorders. A friend of mine was in fact bulimic when we were in 4th, 5th and 6th class in primary.
Eating Disorders are deadly awful diseases and awareness needs to be raised to help school children to understand and prevent them. Thank you for your time and please sign.
Book Title - Alice on the Outside. In the book Alice is a young girl that has questions about sex in which she goes to a family member for answers. We are not against sex education, but in our opinion this book leaves for more questions than it provides answers. Let me remind you that we are talking about girls in grades 6th- 8th exposed to this book, and little girls coming out of ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. (11 year olds)
For goodness sake. Most parents expect that sexual related material is not available to their children in school. The book tells Alice about what it feels like to have a man up inside of her body, and how good it feels to have yourself opening up for a man. It also defines when a man and a woman climax and come at the same time. That it feels like when you masterbate. ALL OF THIS IS IN VERY EXPLICT WORDING. It talks about how quite a few girls have used tampons to stretch themselves in the vagina area so it may not be so painful when you have intercourse.
In our opinion this book has no business in the public school system. You should not have to worry about what your children are being exposed to in the school library. A public library is a totally different situation. These are little minds, little kids that in our opinion have no business reading this at such a fragile age. The book doesn't discuss pregnancy, herpes, aids, things of that nature. Again, in our opinion this book in a public library is a totally different situation than being in our school system. This isn't only for Kentucky, we need to protect our children in the US from this garbage.
This petition began when the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners allowed gay clubs in our schools.
A law banning cell phones in all NYC schools has taken away communication rights for students in case of emergencies. It has forced only schools with metal detectors and scanning to enforce the prohibition of cell phones while other schools can have don't ask don't tell policies which allows them to have cell phones.
February 22, 2005
85% of parents with children enrolled in the Yazoo county School systems voted against the rule that all children attending Yazoo County schools must wear school uniforms to school next year.
Most parents in Yazoo County are either poor or middle class and the expense of uniforms when they usually have to buy either off-brand clothes or second-hand clothes is just too much. Sending our children on field trips is expensive enough as it is when you have a hard enough time buying groceries and neccessities. Now the school board wants to add the extra expense of uniforms. The teachers voted 55% for uniforms. If the parents' votes were higher (85%), why did the school board vote to use uniforms against the parents' wishes? The children themselves will feel like just a number to the teachers with no individuality.
A child's clothing is an expression of his/her personality. I will not send my children to a school that infringes on their rights and the parents' pocket books with total disregard for the parent and child's feelings in this matter.
February 16, 2005
This is a petition to restore the freedom of prayer back into the schools of the United States of America.
Ok... Dissecting frogs is plain out cruel.... why should frogs be dissected i mean schools can get fancy computer programs when ur just harming a virtual frog plz sign!
190. Chew In School
Most schools these days have rules saying that children are not allowed to chew gum in a classroom. However statistics show that memory improves by almost 15% more than when you are not chewing gum.
Evolution is an outdated theory created by a man hundreds of years ago and has been disproven hundreds of times by many different people and is completely inacurate.
Petition against Peru Community Schools for Bathroom Use Punishment.
There has been a situation during this 2004-2005 school year that was brought to my attention by my children. They were being punished with standing on the wall at recess for needing to use the restroom. I, Walter Campbell Jr., approached Thomas McKaig in a private meeting about the situation. I was told it is the teachers' discretion on how to handle bathroom privileges and that he had asked a Dr. and was told children could go 4 hours without needing to use the restroom. As you will find in my research, it is healthy for a child to use the restroom at least every 2 hours if not more. I brought up that children will have accidents from holding it and not wanting to get in trouble and his response was "Well more children haven't had accidents than have had accidents". I don't think these children should even have the opportunity to have an accident. Every child is different and they drink different amounts of liquid, body retains liquid differently, bladder sizes differ, along with many other differences in children. As I see it using the restroom is not a privilege, it is a necessity for health and psychological reasons. Nothing further was done to investigate the situation.
I did some research on the harms of children not being able to use the restroom and sent these items to school with my children and they were returned to me. The documentation can be viewed at http://www.childadvocate.org/1b.htm or http://www.nospank.net/frbw.htm .
My children are now allowed to go to the restroom when they need to without punishment, but ONLY my children. They are also being treated differently as they do not get in trouble when clearly they should or being let to do things any other child would not ordinarily be allowed to do. This is being done to keep me from filing a lawsuit about the bathroom policy. I do not feel this is fair to the rest of the children in the Peru Community School Corporation, as now this is discrimination to the other children, and ask that something be done. We as adults have OSHA to protect us and it is law that we are able to use the restroom at any time needed, why not our children.
I do know that at Blair Pointe that there are some classes where children are not allowed to use the restroom at all when asked. Then we have Jr. High and High School, where they are given 5 minutes between classes to get books, go to restroom, and make it across the school to get to class. This is not enough time for a normal human to complete such tasks.
I think that the school system has to understand that they need to conform to the needs of the students, not to the needs of the facility. We pay the taxes to keep our schools running and to teach our children. Teaching them that using the restroom is a punishable act is not what we as Miami County residents pay for.
I feel it is our responsibility as parents to know what our schools bathroom use policy is and remedy the situation so that our children know that using the restroom is a normal bodily function and not a punishable act. We as parents have an obligation to be sure our children are safe from physical and mental harm, but letting our schools punish children for a natural body function is considered abuse both physically and mentally. Continued denial of bathroom use will eventually harm our children physically and if they wet themselves they will be harmed mentally.
193. Ban Drug Testing
I believe drug testing is an unreasonable search, and that it forces people to incriminate themselves. Many who take the same position believe drug testing violates the 4th and 5th amendments. The counter argument is that the Constitution doesn't apply to private organizations.
It comes down to these values. An employer's right to know who s/he is
hiring stands in conflict with an individual's right to privacy. I wrote
this petition because I value the right to privacy more.
I also believe people SHOULD have the right to consume any substance
they want [without limits] given that they are knowledgeable about that
chemical. Employers, like anyone, have been effected by the Reafer Madness
The government pushed massive amounts of misinformation throughout communities and schools, and I don't believe that employers are
well informed enough yet to dictate what drugs will harm the workplace.
The only effective way to select workers is to evaluate their
performance on the job. Drugs can actually improve performance. Aspirin
relieves pain, allowing a worker to continue. Marijuana (when consumed on
the job) makes repetitive factory oriented work more interesting, which
lengthens a workers attention span. Marijuana will actually make some
people more alert. After intensive testing, someone I know can solve the
Rubix Cube 20 seconds faster when stoned (not scientific proof, yet
interesting). Stimulants will keep workers productive at the end of long
work days. If the negative effects of drug use begin to show in the
worker's performance, their employer has a number of options for dealing
Phil Smith summarizes an article in March 1990 Scientific American:
[The article] suggested that workers who tested positive for marijuana only: 1) cost less in health insurance benefits; 2) had a higher than average rate of promotion; 3) exhibited less absenteeism; and 4) were fired for cause less often than workers who did not test positive. Since marijuana is the most common illicit drug used by adults, and the one detected in up to 90 percent of all "positive" drug tests (half of which are false),
this fact has radical implications for current public and employer policies.
I could hardly believe what I was reading, but this article did carry
sufficient statistical evidence.
I see greater negative effects in drug testing than in drug use. In my
opinion, drug testing is un-American because guilt is assumed until the
test proves innocence. Our current conservative totalitarian Congress is
extremely irresponsible, and the peoples' civil liberties are suffering.
The Senate is even more threatening to our rights than Congress. This
particular privacy violation costs businesses $1.2 billion a year for
urinalysis of their workers. The military is notorious for their strict
drug tests. (note that marijuana helped soldiers in times of war). If you test positive in California, your drivers license is automatically
suspended for 6 months. Nightbyrd has "counseled several, very straight,
elderly workers - close to retirement -who were fired and lost their
pension benefits because they 'failed their drug test'" (Jeff Nightbyrd).
Bernard Williams of the Philadelphia Eagles failed the drug test for
marijuana. He was suspended from the NFL for six games for using a drug
that doesn't enhance performance. If anything, marijuana would detract
from an athletes performance. Let the coach judge Williams performance.
Now it's becoming popular for parents to drug test their children. Perfect; let's break up the families; cut down those lines of communication
and sneak around spying on our kids. Let's violate the child's privacy. We
use DARE like the salem witch hunts - to get children to turn in their parents. Now with DrugAlert, parents have a weapon to use on their kids.
The U.S. Supreme court just ruled June 1995 that public high schools
can require drug test for all student athletes. Many high schools already
do random searches on students; not for weapons, but for drugs. After all,
the Constitution has failed to protect children in the classroom, why not
expand? Students have lost 1st, 4th, and 5th amendment rights, and I think
it's absurd. We have patriotic history teachers telling children of their Constitutional rights, yet children aren't given these rights on campus. Kids get kicked out of school for questioning rules that violate the
It's also important to consider the discrimination factor. People with
dark skin may fail the urine test due to the false positive melenin. Drugs
are detected easier in dark haired people when the hair test is used. We are sacrificing too many important rights by allowing drug testing
to continue. Until this unjust drug testing frenzy is put to an end,
children, workers, military service people, and parolee's need to learn how
to protect themselves from the drug test.
I have no medical or legal credentials. I haven't even been drug tested myself (because I refuse to). I use the internet to research drug testing, and compile this paper from that information. I've talked to several knowledgeable people who either drug test, or get drug tested. I'm an activist against the War on [Some] Drugs, and I think that the government has taken the drug war to a ludicrous level. Laws created by the
legislature to protect me from myself demonstrate how totalitarian this
country has become. NORML reports that every *9* seconds someone gets
arrested for marijuana posession.
Please sign this petition if you think the government is violating your personal life by drug testing.
This petition is to address the fact that students in K-12 don't have rights that allow them to go to the restroom when they need to in public schools.
This petition is to make a change and allow students the right to use the restroom any time they need to.
Hartshorne Schools will allow the student body to dye their hair outrageous colors, but has banned body piercings. The only body piercings that are allowed are the ears and those who are hidden. Some hair colors stand out more than the body piercings, but the school will allow it still.
What I would like to do is convince the Hartshorne School Board to allow piercings in the schools.
I believe that young children being abused or touched in wrong ways should know that this is wrong and it is not their fault these terrible actions are happening. Many children grow up thinking they are bad people and deserved to be molested, and anyone in their right mind knows this is not true.
These children have the right to know what is happening to them and what to do when it does happen.
October 13, 2004
Not all states in Australia have legislation to ensure private schools are fully accountable.
Thus if parents complain about issues, they may not necessarily have matters dealt with appropriately.
Students may be expelled without parents or students having a right of appeal or any natural justice system in place, and there is no public accountability as to how public funds are spent in these schools.
There is no external advocate for the students or parents in these schools if disputes are not resolved.
Crothersville Community Schools:
A new petition for those not interested in participating in the senior play.
I want you to sign this petition to stop animal dissection in schools. I think that it's immoral and choose not to do it. At the moment, if I don't dissect a frog, baby pig, or a cows' eye I will fail my class. It shoudn't be required that you dissect an animal.
You should at least be able to do it online! It is against my morals to dissect somthing that was alive at one point in time.
This petition was started by wit on 09/14/2004.
Allow proprietory schools to provide bachelors degrees.
Religious Education (from here on referred to as RE) plays a significant role in molding the lives of our youth today. From the teachings received during RE sessions, youths will be assured of good moral, ethical and spiritual teaching. This will go along way in curbing the wrong doings that are evident in our country due to the behavioral pattern of our children. To withhold RE from our youth, is to allow the devil into our schools. Having heard counsel, and received instruction, our children and youth will be made wise for their future state according to Proverbs 19:20.
Change in our society will not come tomorrow, but one thing we know for sure, it will come in the future if we target the young. Religious Education needs an urgent re-introduction in our schools, for if we forget God, our nation is doomed.
From eating disorders, to suicides, to kids bringing guns to school, emotional problems have plagued our children for far too long. Children are in desperate need for an emotional class to help them develop the interpersonal and intrapersonal skills they need to become successful and revive society as it is now.
As i sit here with a thumping sore head all i can think about is how great it would be to spark up a hefty big joint. but there's one problem to this. i'm sitting in the middle of school. i think this would help us kids study because the drug makes you think more and would therefore be more receptive to what they are attempting to teach us.
Due to the huge increase in insurance premiums more and more riding schools are having to close.
This petition is to make the PDA rule at my school and as well as other be banished b cuz everybody i know hates the PDA rule and just break it n e way. PDA is Public Display of Affection.
A petition to reinstate parents' ability to gather on School grounds.
While all members of the European Union have a common code of ethics and culture based on Christian roots and tradition, Turkey simply does not match.
Turkish people in the EU do not attempt to integrate themselves. Instead, they demand host countries to adapt to THEIR culture and while doing so, build one Mosque after the other.
No more crosses in classrooms? Turkish as subject in schools? Islam as subject in schools? HOW DEEP DO WE HAVE TO GET ?!
Once Turkey is member of the European Union, its citizens can travel, settle and work freely among Europe.
We say KEEP THEM OUT! TURKEY SHALL NEVER BECOME A MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.
The end of the cane saw an end to good behaviour in schools. The reason is children think they can do what they want and no one can do anything about it, & they're right! This leads poor attitudes in later life where we expect people to do as they are told or face the justice system. Failing to discipline children in schools results in higher crime and unemployment rates, which cost the taxpayer. Discipline is vital to earn the respect of those around you and the respect of yourself.
It is true to say other forms of punishment exist. You can ban a child from trips or put him in detention but these punish the teachers too & have little proven effect. Just the threat of the cane is enough for some children & for others the effects of the cane would stop the behaviour. We need to show children that something CAN be done to stop their delinquency.
I'm not some old-fashioned retired teacher moaning of how it was better in my day... I am 17 & I see what really happens in schools.
MNPS currently has only one academic middle school magnet. The demand for this program excceds the demand often by 300% however MNPS, the director and board continue to ignore such demand and fail to meet the needs of high achieving students. Forcing many parents to opt out of the system often to private schools.
To: The students of Wilclay P.S. and all the other children in the world.
From: A group of students from Wilclay P.S.
Purpose: We are submitting a petition because we want to raise the awareness of Child Labour. Child Labour is all over the world. The unfortunate children has to work hard day and night for pays under a dollar. They are usually sold by their parents because of debts. They don't even have a chance to see their family.
Request: My request is that all the children in schools to start taking action and do more researchs. We can start fundraisers to raise money to donate to save more children from Child Labour. Spread the news about Child Labour and how you can help. Thank you.