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61. Revise Primary Science and Maths subjects

Spoke to MOE and got this feedback from them:

1) students in Primary level starts to learn topics in secondary schools;

2) MOE knows that schools are taught more than what is required but MOE did nothing to it.

3) the math concept teaching in P2 and P3, under MOE guideline, is suppose to be a 2 stage solving problem. But some schools set the questions with 4-5 stages solving method.

4) Remove the teaching of human internal systems; the learning of human cells in science topics.

Results from stress from schools/Moe:

1) parents are unable to coach their kids even in P2 level. One parent called up FM93.8 and commented that he cant even solve a P6 maths question even he is master degree holder;

2) children are force to learn topics in P4 and 5 when they are in lower primary... this was from a parent that called in to Ufm100.3 to complain;

3) children lost the desire to learn...they are learning things that has no interest to cytoplast in p5, human internal systems... just to name a few;

4) MOE knows the problem but did nothing to warn against the schools;

Side effects:

1) an increase in tuition centers for the past 10 years, this reflects the level of stress children and parents alike are facing.

2) teachers dont even bother to teach, they pass the teaching to tuition centers..this was from parents after the Parents-meeting with the teachers.

3) an influx of assessment books in major bookshops; parents are normally lost in choosing the right ones for their kids.

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62. Stop the Disorganization of the Administration in the Institute of Tourism Studies

There are issues with disorganization in ITS, as told and confirmed by Students and Ex Student Council Members:

When we received the letter that we are accepted to continue our education @ ITS the 2nd, 3rd, 4th year students were not informed that lecturers were going to stop @1pm with no reason at all. Students came to school for nothing because no one was informed about it;

And we want more communication between ITS and the students.

Let's hope for the best.

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63. EPSB Students need Comprehensive Sex Education not shame and misinformation!

On Twitter #EPSBsexed

In violation of the curriculum requirements (the CALM Guide to Implementation and the Education Act), students at an Edmonton public high school were recently taught gender stereotypes, inaccurate, incomplete, and biased information about sexuality in a Career and Life Management (CALM) class.

Sexually active students were shamed, non-traditional families were disparaged and LGBTQ questions were not answered. Parents were not informed of the presenter's identity or the specific content.

In response to letters, the Ministry of Education appears unwilling to intervene and the Edmonton Public School Board is not acting to change its policies around parental notification or to ensure that only quality comprehensive sex education is taught in public schools as per curriculum requirements.

Edmonton Pregnancy Care Centre is a Christ-centred anti-choice ministry that is not a medical facility. They present the “Wait! Let’s Talk Sex!” (Abstinence only program) to 60 Edmonton Public Schools (that includes students in grades 7, 8, 9 and CALM 20). Edmonton Public Schools is fully aware of the content of these presentations and continues to allow teachers to select this “ministry” to indoctrinate vulnerable youth. Edmonton Public Schools is refusing to mandate that parents be informed about presenters and content as part of the parental consent procedure for sexual health education. Only 18 schools bring in comprehensive sex education presenters.

The presenter I saw in 2013 appeared to focus on abstinent, heterosexual teens while misrepresenting and omitting sexuality information. The following is a partial list of fundamentalist anti-choice, anti-feminist, anti-male, anti-birth control, anti-gay, medically inaccurate and biased doctrine I heard:
-refused to answer questions relating to LGBTQ
-scientifically inaccurate information about fetal development, abortion and emergency contraception
-misused research on oxytocin bonding
-misled youth about contact with babies surrendered for open adoption
-misled youth about birth control and condom effectiveness
-presented a divorce rate at 70%
-provided inflammatory and misleading information about Planned Parenthood
-misrepresented the effectiveness of over the counter pregnancy tests
-presented gender stereotypes that were sexist to all genders
-misrepresented boys as HPV (human papillomavirus) carriers-stated 60% have it under their finger nails

This presenter claimed that she could look students in the eye and know if they were having sex. With this amazing ability perhaps she could redirect her efforts into referring those students to someone that will give them medically accurate information on birth control and protection.

Laci Green in her video A is for Abstinence summarizes the problems with Abstinence only Education:

For a Comparison of Comprehensive versus Abstinence Only see the chart at see

Paula Simons - Edmonton Journal Article with more statistics and information:

December 12, 2013 update: The school board has not changed their policy or their consent forms. They have "advised" only the high schools (not the middle schools) but will not provide specifics. They have provided no evidence of informed consent being given to the parents. Abstinence presenters continue to be promoted in the classrooms without parental knowledge or consent. Trustees are refusing to answer questions about sexual health education. STD/STI rates in Alberta are increasing.

March 16, 2014 update: Board Policy AEBB.BP - Wellness of Students and Staff rescinds GIAA.BP Health Instruction Materials and envelops it in a policy that promotes emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual wellness. Stakeholder input is allowed until April 6, 2014 - new policy is vague and does not even mention sexual health education.

UPDATE: Join the stakeholder group website to discuss sexual health education in Edmonton :

UPDATE 06/17/2014 EPSB school board has passed the new Wellness policy that refers (but does not mandate) teachers to Canadian Sexual Health Guidelines and the Alberta Health/Alberta Education website. The board has promised to strengthen the policy with Administrative Regulations this fall. These regulations are expected to ensure that parents are informed of presenters for controversial topics. The stakeholder group was unable to get faith-based anti-choice groups blocked from presenting in public classes. Superintendent's response at 11:08 of the below video denies religious content:

Watch the final comments and reading of the new policy here 33:46 to 56:20 :

This policy change is a move in the right direction and could not have been done without your support. THANK YOU!

This petition will be closed, another one will be started to change the Alberta Education Act so that no youth is denied accurate, inclusive, comprehensive sexual health education ever again in Alberta Public School sexual health classes. The fight to have secular rights accommodated continues. Updates will be provided on #EPSBsexed on Twitter.

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64. Please explain, Mr. Langbroek, Minister of Education.

This serious “gender-neutralisation” matter affects ALL Australian citizens.

Although the issue has arisen in Queensland, you can be certain it will soon enough be duplicated by every other state and territory, unless stopped in its tracks.

Please stand with other ordinary, concerned citizens to immediately put an end to what is presenting as yet more political and bureaucratic 'social-engineering' madness.

According to newspaper reports, it would appear that the Queensland Department of Education seeks to 'neutralise' or even eliminate any perceived physical/sexual differences between boys and girls.

The media reports that the department is planning to create a situation that may result in boys and girls at school playing competitive ‘mixed-gender’ sports, sharing the same toilets and sleeping together during camp excursions.

The news appears to be so incredibly insane that we citizens have decided to call for immediate full disclosure from the relevant Minister of Education.

For more complete details, please refer to the original e-mail that was circulated, which can be read HERE That page has a direct link to the newspaper report.

This is not so much a petition as our firmly unequivocal call to the respective politicians and bureaucrats for a detailed explanation as stated below.

Remember, as happened with compulsory voting, today Queensland, tomorrow all of Australia. Which is why ALL Australians are urgently called upon to support this petition so this type of ideology-driven insanity can be stopped in its tracks, ANYWHERE across Australia..

Please do so now by clicking the 'sign the petition' button at the foot of this page.

Note that you can choose to list your name or be anonymous, as you may prefer.

Please encourage every concerned, responsible citizen - and especially parents of school-going children, to also support this action. TALK to people and tell them what's happening!

Thanking you....for the sake of Australia's sanity and well-being.

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65. Mandate Metal Detectors in Schools

From 1999 to the first part of 2013 it has been estimated that 164 students have been killed by weapons that have entered public schools. 176 kids are estimated to have been wounded.

We send our children to school to be educated not executed. Metal detectors will ensure our children a safer educational environment

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66. Fund the schools to afford higher quality classrooms

All schools, whether Elementary, Middle, or High School, children deserve a suitable and attractive working environment.

Not to mention, since everyone knows that teenagers especially love style, the kids will excited to learn. And parents want nothing more than to see their children looking forward to school.

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67. SpiritHorse Support

SpiritHorse is a Therapeutic Riding Program that’s Mission is to “Make Riding a Reality for Under Resourced Families” we are reaching out to everyone in the community with special needs, at risk youth, veterans and able bodied riders.

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68. Repeal the unfair levy on educating 457 visa holders children in WA

According to the UN convention on the Rights of a Child "..primary education is compulsory and available free to all."

The new legislation breaks this article.

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69. Permit Lawrence Residents to have Backyard Chickens, as allowed under Marion County Law

As a part of our home school educational experience, we (my husband, Todd, our 5 kids, and I) began to care for chickens (100+), ducks (3), turkeys (3), and goats (3) on a farm a few miles from our home.

Over time, and over the winter, it became more and more difficult to care for the animals since we were not living on the property with them. We began to bring home injured chickens to care for them until they were well. Our first chicken, Hope, was stuck between 2 fences and unable to stand up when we first brought her home. She's now fully recovered, one of our best egg layers, and looking better than ever! Our second chicken had a fence fall on her, smashing her into the ground. By the time we arrived, the next day, she was frozen into the ground. We had to use a hammer to get her out. After much care, she still passed away; the trauma of it all caused some of her insides to come out. It then became evident that we should find a safe place for the majority of the animals, and bring home a few of the chickens to continue caring for them and learning about them.

Since bringing them home our egg production has gone from 1 egg/day with 100+ chickens to an average of 12-15 eggs/day with only 15 hens. Proving that they really do like to interact with humans, and do indeed respond to proper care.

The benefits to having back yard chickens are numerous and quite healthy!

• Fresh, healthy, delicious eggs, free of pesticides and antibiotics. They not only taste better, but are much better for you. They have less cholesterol and saturated fat. They have more vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and beta carotene than store bought eggs. Not to mention it is way more enjoyable to go out and collect eggs than it is to purchase them. It's great fun to find them hiding as well! They lay in the coolest places sometimes.

• Chickens eat many table scraps, reducing waste that would usually rot and begin to smell.

• Chickens are omnivores that eat weeds, slugs, small rodents and bugs, reducing our backyard pest population. NICE!!! And great for the garden!

• Chicken eggs are a cheap, sustainable food source and can help families survive in the event of disruptions in the commercial delivery system.

• Keeping chickens is an important traditional survival skill that has been in existence as long as we have.

• Chickens make great pets as they are affectionate, intelligent, and entertaining. They really do have a lot to teach us. They all come running to us when we go outside, and they squat down so we can pet them. They know when to go to bed, and they all make it to the coop on time every night. Miraculous!

• We learn by what we experience. Both children and adults receive a valuable education about animals, food sources, the full cycle of life, and responsible animal care. (Many of the folks that have come to see our chickens, have never seen a chicken in their life. This is unacceptable considering they consume chicken several days/week. Bridging this gap, this disconnect, is a huge purpose of ours).

• Chickens are not "farm animals"- they are outdoor pets with benefits!

• Hens are quiet and do not crow!

• A small flock of hens doesn't stink (We clean our coop every single day! Every bit of poop, daily!) The neighbors have thanked me that there has been zero smell! We use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth to prevent flies and ticks from breeding; it kills them before they fully develop. We also add it to their food, and when consumed it attracts and absorbs fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticides, E.coli, worms, all parasites, and heavy metals.

• Hens don’t need roosters to lay eggs.

• A small flock of hens is clean and easy to care for. They take great care of themselves as well! They are always busy and always being productive; whether they are scratching, eating, drinking, laying, taking a dirt bath, or resting. All they do has purpose. They really are great examples!

• Backyard hens are disease-free. Diseases are a large factory problem.

• Hens won’t attract new predators that are not already in the area.

• A well-tended hen house can fit in with any neighborhood aesthetic. We just turned our already existing shed into a coop. It's perfect for them!!! They LOVE it! And so do all of our neighbors!

• With a small number of hens, waste is kept to a minimum and doubles as fertilizer.

• The top two ingredients in many vegetable foods/fertilizers are poultry feather meal, and poultry manure meal. Interesting!

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70. Against the Implementation of Clip-On Ties for All Years at Whickham School

We, the undersigned, are against the implementation of clip-on ties for all years at Whickham School from September 2013.

We feel that the implementation of clip-on ties is unnecessary and will cause many problems. They will hinder our learning, make us uncomfortable in our place of education, waste resources and money better used for school supplies (e.g. exercise books).

We feel they will prevent students from learning the life skill of tying a tie and we all feel degraded by the lack of trust bestowed upon pupils. It is patronising of the school, to insinuate that we, as mature young adults, are incapably of wearing a traditional tie.

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71. Stop closure of the only BA in Sign Language Programme for Hearing Impaired in India

Nobody would have thought that in less than two years of setting up of the first Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre (ISLRTC) for the Hearing-Impaired, plans would be afoot to shut it down. But that is what seems to be happening at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) campus here.

Vice-Chancellor M. Aslam has publicly announced that t there was no point in continuing with the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sign Language Studies (BAASLS) program.

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72. We Want Our Sherbrooke Back

In the past three years, since a massive change in leadership our students have lost numerous different programs, and have teachers teaching subjects they are not qualified in. Where have all the dedicated staff gone? Our children deserve consistency, commitment and education.

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73. Έξω η ΧΑ από την Εκπαίδευση

Η ΧΑ ξαναχτυπά…. Αν και τη φετινή χρονιά έχει χτυπήσει και ξαναχτυπήσει πολλές φορές, άλλοτε δείχνοντας το «φιλάνθρωπο» προσωπείο της προσφέροντας αίμα και φαγητό μόνο για Έλληνες, άλλοτε με θηριωδίες και τραμπουκισμούς, άλλοτε με απευθείας παρεμβάσεις στο έργο εκπαιδευτικών όλων των βαθμίδων (π.χ. Νυδρί, ).

Τα περιστατικά όμως που ξεπέρασαν κάθε προηγούμενο μοιάζουν να είναι οι προγραφές των μεταναστόπαιδων στους Βρεφικούς και Παιδικούς Σταθμούς των Δήμων της χώρας στην αρχή της σχολικής χρονιάς (, μαζί με το πρόσφατο στη Θεσσαλονίκη όπου χρυσαυγίτες περικύκλωσαν μητέρα λέγοντάς της ότι «μεταφέρουν παράπονα» άλλων γονιών και νηπιαγωγών διότι το παιδί της είναι άλλου θρησκεύματος και δεν επιτρέπει στις νηπιαγωγούς να μιλάνε για τον Χριστό.

Παρόμοια περιστατικά σε όλη τη χώρα μένουν συχνά εκτός δημόσιας έκθεσης καθότι οι απειλούμενοι γονείς,, φοβούμενοι για τα χειρότερα, προτιμούν να κρατούν τα παιδιά τους σπίτι, παρά να ζητήσουν υποστήριξη και μέτρα προστασίας από την πολιτεία. Σχετικά με το πρόσφατο περιστατικό της Θεσσαλονίκης, που η μητέρα δε σιώπησε αλλά φρόντισε να το δημοσιοποιήσει, αρμόδιοι του υπουργείου Εσωτερικών δήλωσαν: «Θεωρούμε αυτονόητο ότι δεν πρέπει να δίνονται τα στοιχεία του παιδιού σε κανέναν. Θα διερευνηθεί η συγκεκριμένη υπόθεση για να αποδοθούν τυχόν ευθύνες» ( ενώ οι τοπικοί άρχοντες της περιοχής δήλωσαν ότι δεν έχουν καμιά ευθύνη, παραγνωρίζοντας προφανώς την ευθύνη που τους αντιστοιχεί στο βαθμό που ανέχονται τη βία, μη αναπτύσσοντας πολιτικές αντιμετώπισής της, προστασίας των γονέων, των εκπαιδευτικών και των μαθητών. Το θέμα είναι ότι δεν πρέπει πλέον να θεωρούμε τίποτα αυτονόητο, πόσω δε μάλλον τη σιωπή των κάθε φύσεως υπαλλήλων στους Δήμους, οι οποίοι έχουν πρόσβαση στα αρχεία των παιδιών και που με περισσή αφέλεια (επιεικής χαρακτηρισμός!) σχολιάζουν αριστερά και δεξιά την καταγωγή, την εθνικότητα, το θρήσκευμα, τη γλώσσα, … των μικρών παιδιών. Και όμως οι χρυσαυγίτες από κάπου αντλούν πληροφορίες. Κάποιος/α τους τις παρέχει.

Θεωρούμε ιδιαίτερα ανησυχητικό το γεγονός ότι τα αρμόδια θεσμικά πρόσωπα υποβαθμίζουν τη σημασία αυτών των περιστατικών. Ανησυχούμε πολύ που η ΧΑ έχει καταφέρει τελικά να εισχωρήσει στο χώρο της εκπαίδευσης, εκφοβίζοντας, απειλώντας, τρομοκρατώντας, γονείς, παιδιά και εκπαιδευτικούς, οι οποίοι συχνά αισθανόμενοι αβοήθητοι από την Πολιτεία που δεν υπερασπίζεται τις βασικές αρχές λειτουργίας ενός κράτους δικαίου, καταλήγουν να υποκύπτουν στις απειλές τους, σιωπώντας, αντί να αντιδρούν μπροστά σε αυτές τις ενέργειες που βλάπτουν και προσβάλλουν τη δημοκρατία μας.

Είναι αυτονόητο ότι καταδικάζουμε απερίφραστα τέτοιου είδους λογικές και πρακτικές και θεωρούμε απαραίτητη την άμεση υλοποίηση δράσεων επιμόρφωσης και ενδυνάμωσης όλων των εκπαιδευτικών (που ασχολούνται με το παιδί) ενάντια στη μισαλλοδοξία και στον εκκολαπτόμενο φασισμό και ναζισμό. Σε μια τέτοια προσπάθεια είναι επιτακτική η ανάγκη να συνεργαστούν όλοι οι εμπλεκόμενοι φορείς (αρμόδια Υπουργεία -το Παιδείας, Πολιτισμού & Αθλητισμού, το Εσωτερικών & Διοικητικής Μεταρρύθμισης, το Υγείας & Πρόνοιας-, Τοπική Αυτοδιοίκηση, Πανεπιστήμια, συνδικαλιστικές οργανώσεις εκπαιδευτικών, σύλλογοι γονέων, κλπ). Θεωρούμε ιδιαίτερα σημαντική τη συνεργασία όλων των προαναφερθέντων φορέων δεδομένου των πολλών ειδικοτήτων των εργαζομένων στον ευαίσθητο χώρο της προσχολικής αγωγής, που όμως δεν εντάσσονται στο ΥΠΑΙΘΠΑ (βρεφοκόμοι, βρεφονηπαγωγοί, κοινωνικοί λειτουργοί, κλπ).

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74. Yes2Education

There is no doubt that South Africa needs to educate its children, says Mr. TD Mathiane, Founder of TCSI.

Some people don't understand how much difference a good education makes. It opens your eyes to a wider world. It helps you understand things you never understood before. It gives you opportunities for a better life that you would never have had without the education.

The right to a basic education is guaranteed in the Constitution of the Republic of South African [section 29(1)] since 1996. The South African Schools Act (1996) [section 3(1)] made it compulsory for all children to attend school from the first school day of the year in which they reach the age of 7 years until the last school day of the year in which they reach the age of 15 or the end of Grade 9.

This framework legislation embodies the South African government’s commitment to the access goal in the ‘Education for All’ Dakar 2000 Declaration.

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75. Save the Pigs

Signers, please be civil when you sign this petition. This school has already had quite a lot of abuse directed at it due to the pigs's plight and they do not need any more of this. Hate, abusiveness and rudeness will not get us anywhere with this campaign.

Peasenhall Primary School has bought three piglets as part of a project to teach children about how food is made and, presumably, about the food chain as well. The project has many other benefits, such as getting the children outside in the fresh air and having work together. However, there is one small downside. THE PIGS ARE GOING TO BE KILLED AND EATEN!

They were bought from a local farmer and have quite a nice pen but, unless the school halts its plans to send them to slaughter immediately, they will, probably, be packed up in a cramped, filthy truck. They may get a limb or more stuck in the door/s as they will, almost certainly, be packed with very little thought or care. They will then be taken on a journey that may mean that they will be given little or no food or water to a slaughterhouse, where they will, likely be paralysed using a mixture of Carbon Dioxide and air or some other inhumane method/s before having their throats cut. It may then take them minutes to die.

I would suggest that the school implants a project that will be about growing vegetable or even fruit produce instead. If the people who own the property are okay with this, they could even see about going down to a local farm or garden and help out there, for a learning project. At least that would mean that they weren't purposefully having innocent animals killed.

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76. Survie de l'option Environnement Matière Vivant

Si vous pensez que les ingénieurs centraliens ont aussi pour rôle de prendre place dans l'industrie pour concevoir des procédés innovants et respectueux de l'environnement, contribuer aux défis de la production d'énergie durable et de la protection des ressources en eau, ou encore faire progresser la recherche biomédicale, apportez votre signature.

Cette pétition sera présentée à la direction des études de l'ECP afin de donner un argument de plus pour prolonger la vie de l'option Environnement, Matière, Vivant.

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77. Save Franklin High School Auto Body

Terry Lancaster and franklin auto body have been a huge part of Franklin high school for years. It has given so many the career they have today.

The program is in trouble and we need your help.

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78. Support the cleanest and safest methods for obtaining fuel, fertilizers, dyes, and water

History reminds of nazi control, gas chambers in slavery times and in new age times, torture was encouraged. States such as Alabama, welcome Monasato, who promotes the strongest chemical and product.

We recommend education to those within this community and everywhere. It has become a global crisis affecting children globally.

Ethanol, Chemtrails and war remind us all to defend our planet and health.

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79. Keep Education & Training Office open in Beausejour

The Manitoba government has recently made an announcement that it will cut back services at the Education and Training Beausejour location, moving them to Selkirk, 43km away.

The RM of Brokenhead has experienced an increase of population of 17.6% between 2006 and 2011, and of that population many have used the services of the Education and Training branch located in Beausejour.

As this office covers a large catchment area, residents of surrounding communities (Springfield, Reynolds, Lac Du Bonnet) are also affected by changes made to this government department. The service will be cut back to one worker attending once bi-weekly for client care. Currently the Education and Training employees handle upwards of 80 clients each.

In order to continue the communities developmental growth, education services provided by this department is crucial.

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80. Recognize and protect the Brazilian indigenous population

Brazil has advanced greatly in recent years. On the one hand, it has become a model of democracy for Latin America. On the other hand, it has managed to incorporate the fight for gender equality and the promotion of racial equality.

But still Brazil has failed to promote the historic rescue of our native peoples, or Indians, who still remains somewhat on the fringes of the development process itself as a subordinate population. What is the reason for this delay?

They can not be left behind, because our history can not be orphaned.

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81. ADMIT - Local Children to Local Schools in Tower Hamlets

You Live TOO Close to Get into Your Local School.

The Olympic Legacy has forced children to lose local school places as Tower Hamlets Council hides its failure to plan for the educational needs of children in the borough.

Every parent awaits news of schools admission with trepidation but many parents this year have been more shocked and bewildered than they could ever have anticipated.

Many families living in Tower Hamlets were appalled to learn that children living on streets adjacent to their local schools, and in several cases on the very same street, have been refused a place at their local community school.

Heads and other teachers were also stunned, particularly in Chisenhale Community Primary School (Chisenhale Road, Bow, London E3) when they were told they would be losing a significant number of pupils currently in their nursery school who live in close proximity to Chisenhale because those places had been allocated to children living ten times further away.

Further investigations from parents have brought to light a change in primary schools’ admissions policies adopted by Tower Hamlets although the local authority failed to make clear that the policy had changed, what it had changed to or how those changes would affect families, school and communities.

The reason for the policy change is Tower Hamlets’ failure to build schools to serve new housing constructed as part of the Olympic development boom. Head of Pupil Admissions in Tower Hamlets, Terry Bryan admits: “The situation is mainly due to the new residential developments on Fish Island and the fact that there is not yet a school in that area.”

This new policy, spun as an ‘Equal Chance System for Tower Hamlets Children and Families,’ threatens to undermine East End communities, children’s health and education. In the case of Chisenhale, children in nursery are taught jointly with the reception class. Removing these children disrupts their education, undermines school class cohesion and early learning relationships with teachers and other pupils. Instead they and other children living on adjacent streets to the school have been offered school places much further away and in some cases offered no school place at all.

Perversely, the leaflet distributed by the Council attempting to justify all this, states that these policies will improve “the chances of a child gaining admission to a local school.” The reality is that many of those now given or deprived of places will have long, tiring, polluted and unsafe journeys, passing by schools closer to them, and they and their families will have little opportunity to contribute to the community which has been the life blood of the school.

If this policy is not reversed quickly it will not just have detrimental consequences for the children of this part of East London, it could also be rolled out across other parts of the UK where there's a shortage of school places.

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82. Don't sell Calliope High School Land

The Petition of the electors of the Division of Gladstone draws to the attention of the House:

That the State Government of Queensland is selling a parcel of land that has been put aside as the proposed site for a High School in Calliope, 55 Don Cameron Drive, Lot 126, CTN 1493, Parish STOWE, an area of 14.7 Hectares, Zoned COMMUNITY USE.

This is the only remaining parcel of land in the area left for a proposed high school as the Labour Government in 2008 sold the other proposed site.

It would have adverse affects on our community and our future generations to sell this parcel of land for residential development, particularly with the forecast population growth of this area over the next few years, the lack of other available parcels of land and the hours our local children spend each day on a bus to get to school.

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83. Mandate Music and Art Education in our nation's elementary schools

All americans should work to enhance and support music and art education in our nation's schools. A child's first years offer a critcally important window of opportunity to develop skills that determine their success. Mandating music and art on the elementary level insuring it become a part of every child's core curriculum is essential.

Ensure music and art are included as a part of a well balanced education addressing the whole child, to prepare them for the creative thinking necessary for success in the work force of the future.

Teaching students to be creative is a deliberate process and deserves its weekly exposure and guided practices by art and music educators.

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84. We All Are ONE!

When you look at all of the problems facing the world today--environmental exploitation, animal cruelty, hunger, poverty, greed, war, and many more--the fundamental problem can be seen as a fragmented mindset, one which perceives everything else as something separate from the self.

In the words of noted quantum physicist Dr. Amit Goswami:

"The ultimate disease--the root disease--is the illusory thinking that we are separate from the Whole. To heal the disease is to realize that we are Whole, that the separation is but an illusion."

Thus, the goal of this petition is to heal the fragmented mentality through promoting an ethical system based on the most fundamental, universal, unifying belief in the world: that everything emanates from One, Supremely Good and Beautiful Source, and, therefore, everything is essentially One.

This simple, universal belief has resounding ethical implications (e.g. we should treat all things with love, compassion, and respect), healing the world on a fundamental level.

This belief is so universal and so powerful, it is high time it receives its due honor and support.

So, please, take a stand with us and declare: We all are One!

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85. Give redress to educational malpractice victims

It is only fair that this proposal be legislated and enforced in order to:

(1) make it clear to all educational authorities that placing and/or keeping a person of any age who is capable of learning at his/her full potential without special education in special education in even the slightest degree will not be tolerated, even if a parent and/or guardian of the person wants and/or has ever wanted the person to be in special education, and

(2) undo the pain, shame, suffering, and embarrassment caused as a result of one's having been a student in special education in even the slightest degree!

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86. Request for Army Tuition Assistance

The target of this document is to persuade members of congress to lift the present suspension of Army Tuition Assistance. We the soldiers who swore a contract to uphold the US constitution and defend America were guaranteed our right to education.

Cutting the tuition assistance program will only hinder our soldiers ability to obtain a proper education. A wise NCO once said "If you do not pursue an education after your enlistment, you will have set back the US Army 30yrs".

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87. Please Support Valor Collegiate Academy

Building a strong future for Nashville requires a high quality education for all of Nashville's children, regardless of zip code, race, or socioeconomic status. Valor Collegiate Academy intends to provide a world-class, college preparatory experience to students of all backgrounds in Nashville.

Valor teaches a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum that is truly personalized for each student. Through a personalized learning plan, each student is encouraged and coached on their path towards acceptance to a four-year college or University. Valor uses rich data to help students grow as scholars and as human beings in a supportive, high expectations community.

Lead Founder Todd Dickson brings over a decade of educational experience to Nashville. He is most recognized for his success with Summit Preparatory Charter in Redwood City, CA. Under his leadership, Summit Prep was named the #118 best public high school in America for the first time in 2008, and the #76 best public high school in 2009. In 2010, Summit was named one of the Top 10 Transformational Schools in the country by Newsweek, and has been featured as an education solution in the nationally acclaimed documentary Waiting for Superman.

Nashville’s Metropolitan Board of Public Education will be considering Valor Collegiate Academy's charter application in May of this year. A vital part of their decision will be based on the support of parents throughout the Nashville community. This petition is meant to demonstrate the excitement and support of Nashville parents in having MNPS provide this new opportunity for their children. Through this we hope to show the School Board the positive impact Valor Collegiate Academy will make upon its arrival.

Names and information collected for this petition will not be used for any commercial purposes.

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88. Get First Aid into school's all over the U.K

Since completing the Prince's Trust programme where I learnt many of skills, among them was Fist Aid and since learning this I have realised that I could have benifited from this skill from an earlier age.

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Μετά την δημοσιοποίηση του σχεδίου Αθηνά το Τμήμα Διοίκησης Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας χάνει την Αυτοτέλειά του και μετατρέπεται σε κατεύθυνση στο τμήμα Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων με λιγοστά Τουριστικά Μαθήματα.

Η Γενική Συνέλευση του Τμήματος Διοίκησης Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (6/2/2013) αποφάσισε ομόφωνα:

- Την απόρριψη της πρότασης του σχεδίου Αθηνά και ζητάει από όλους τους αρμόδιους φορείς το Τμήμα Διοίκησης Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας να συνεχίσει αυτόνομα την λειτουργία του ως ανεξάρτητο τμήμα της σχολής Διοίκησης και Οικονομίας του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας.

- Να αγωνιστεί για την άμεση αναγνώριση των μεταπτυχιακών προγραμμάτων σπουδών που 5 χρόνια τώρα «κοιμούνται» στο Υπουργείο Παιδείας, αλλά και να αγωνιστεί για την άμεση προκήρυξη θέσεων εκπαιδευτικού προσωπικού.

- Δημοσιοποίηση των παραπάνω θέσεων σε όλα τα ΜΜΕ καθώς και σε όλα τα κόμματα της Βουλής των Ελλήνων.

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90. Gove Must Go

After the recent revelations it is clear that Michael Gove does not have the confidence of parents or teachers.

From his early days in office, Gove has been a controversial figure. In 2010 a judge found that he had 'abused his powers' when closing down the BSF programme.

The Education Select Committee is worried about the pace of reform. The National Audit Office has discovered a £1billion overspend on the Academies Programme.

And the independent Academies Commission found that Gove's academies programme would lead to greater inequalities.

The list goes on - as the petition below reveals. But Gove also has dubious record as a parliamentarian. He is very close to the Murdoch family and had to pay back some £7000 of wrongly claimed expenses.

A Secretary of State needs to command the total confidence of parents and teachers. We have to trust politicians who run the system that educates our children. Gove has lost that trust and so the Prime Minister needs to sack him.

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