Petition Tag - programs

1. Higher Education Lower Price

From the humble origins of providing higher education to WWII Veterans to institutions devious use of the Psychology of Money, Americans have found themselves demanding education, but receiving it at a hefty cost. The old adage goes, “you have to spend money to make money”, but at what point is enough money, enough? It is time for Americans to rally together to reduce these costs for the collective and future generations. We must make our voices heard and work with our government to develop effective and efficient solutions for higher education funding.

For more sources, please view these articles:

Davidson, Adam. "Is College Tuition Really Too High?" The New York Times. The New York Times, 08 Sept. 2015. Web. 04 Apr. 2017.

Cagle, Tamie. "Home." Online MBA Today. Online MBA Today, 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Apr. 2017.
Sanchez, Claudio. "How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High." NPR. NPR, 18 Mar. 2014. Web. 04 Apr. 2017.

Johnson, Hans. "Making Housing More Affordable." (2010): n. pag. PPIC.ORG/HIGHER-EDUCATION. The Sutton Family Fund, 5 Apr. 2016. Web. 4 Apr. 2017. Staff. "G.I. Bill." A&E Television Networks, 2010. Web. 04 Apr. 2017.

The Pew Charitable Trusts. "Federal and State Funding of Higher Education." A Changing Landscape. The Pew Charitable Trusts, 11 June 2015. Web. 04 Apr. 2017.

National Priorities Project Team. "Military Spending in the United States." National Priorities Project. National Priorities Project, 2016. Web. 04 Apr. 2017.

Ballotpedia. "Higher Education in California." Ballotpedia. Ballotpedia, 2016. Web. 04 Apr. 2017.

Tamara Hiler, Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, and Megan John. "Incomplete: The Quality Crisis at America's Private, Non-Profit Colleges." Third Way. Third Way Fresh Thinking, 26 May 2016. Web. 04 Apr. 2017.

2. No to Adult User Fees Proposed For Jimmie Simpson

The 2011 City budget proposes to add adult user fees at Jimmie Simpson. This means that unless you qualify for the city’s “Welcome Policy” that Adult Programs at Jimmie Simpson will cost between $48 and $75 for a 9 week session.

If we don't do anything about it now, the City can continue doing this for all the other free community centers that some of us need.

3. Support Assisted Living programs for Special Needs

Currently, there are no assisted living programs for people with special needs in the state of Maine. This petition will help in getting grants to fund the start of a program that will cater to those with mental handicaps and those with special needs.

4. Help Save Extracurriculars at Cherry Hill District Schools

Governor Christie by taking away our surplus to try to curtail the state deficit of $9 Billion is causing our district to make severe cuts. Elementary Schools possibly will have to cut their programs such as TAG, Instrumental Music, and an increase of class sizes.

Middle Schools will have to cut as well programs such as Advisory, the changing of Athletics to Intramural, as well as Mt.Misery. High Schools will also be affected as programs such as Late Buses,and Class Size increases.

While these programs of POSSIBLE cuts, they are taken right from the powerpoint on the District Website, which gave these as possible cuts.

5. Stop Broward School Board from Cutting Arts & Phys. Ed. Classes

Facing a $100 million deficit, the Broward School Board debates their options for cuts. The cuts suggested by district staff included cuts to art, music, and physical education at the grade school level.

It's time to stop putting children on the back burner! It was bad enough when they cut our funds, now they want to cut our children's programs.

We need to stand up for our children and fight! Especially when the board is wasting money on an upcoming recruiting drive in New York. Superintendent James Notter and the School Board approved taking out an ad in the New York Times and agreed to send "recruiters" to the Big Apple to search for new employees.

Why are we recruiting in NY when we have approximately 800 teachers statewide which were laid off last year!

6. Comcast! We miss KBS World programs! Add MKtv!

As of November 1st, 2009 WMBC ended its broadcast of KBS World on digital channel 63.5. This service was free and only required a digital tuner connected to a television to be viewed within the metro NY/NJ area.

Two local cable companies-- Time Warner and Cablevision both offer a channel called MKtv which broadcasts many KBS World programs which are entertaining, educational, and family-friendly most of which offer english subtitles for non-Korean speakers.

A list of programs available on MK:

The MK coverage area includes:

Both of these providers are not offered in my town of residence. I am within the Comcast coverage area and I am sure that I am not the only one that want MKtv to be added to Comcast.

7. Fair Treament of ALL Patients at Public Hospitals

Fair Treatment for All Patients. Recently whilst my partner was admitted to the emergency ward of our local hospital, i was disgusted to find him in severe pain and having no other alternative than to lay on the floor within the emergency dept (not wait room) due to the lack of care by nurses and staff.

Clearly beds were empty yet from 7pm to 2am my partner had to endure severe stomach pain and vomiting whilst sitting up in a recliner when the only way to alleviate his pain was to lay. Since I sent this to the News I have had hundreds of comments to me about others experiences and i start this petition to encourage more people to voice their comments and concerns.

You can view the video footage and blog here
Channel 10 Report here:

8. Keep Dr. Robert Epstein teaching Psychology at UCSD

The Psychology Department at UCSD has come to the decision of declining Dr. Robert Epstein his position teaching infamously beloved classes, not for any budget reasons, but because the Department has expressed a manner of discomfort at the amount of press coverage and popularity of his courses.

The UCSD Psychology Homepage boasts, "The Department of Psychology at UCSD consistently ranks among the top experimental psychology programs in the country. From its founding in 1965 by George Mandler, the department now names among its faculty many of the world's leading experts in cognition, learning, memory, perception, attention, language, autism, emotion, and social relationships." To anyone that knows even the slightest bit about Dr. Epstein, whether they've noted how he effortlessly pulls off wearing a Beatles Abbey Road shirt underneath a casual suit or they've known about his 14 books or numerous television appearances, it's evident that they're talking about him when they post such a statement. Losing such a valuable asset would be devastating for not only the school, but it's students as well.

Just a few of the accomplishments of Dr. Epstein include; editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, contributing editor for Scientific American Mind, columnist ("The Skeptical Psychologist") for Skeptical Inquirer magazine, founder and Director Emeritus of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies in Massachusetts, host of a number of psychology-related radio programs(particularly Psyched!®), author, father of four, and longtime psychology researcher and professor.

Dr. Robert Epstein has brought life to learning and creativity into classrooms. His impressive accomplishments and flawless feedback from students only solidifies the reasons why UCSD needs Dr. Epstein. The University would gain no benefit from denying him his position here at UCSD.

"During my tenure as Department Chair,
our staff in charge of undergraduate
affairs were virtually inundated with
students coming to them raving about
Epstein's class, and asking that he be
hired to teach future classes."
Ben A. Williams, Professor of Psychology,
University of California San Diego

9. Support County Funding of University Extension Office and Sweetwater County 4-H Program

The Sweetwater County Commissioners have cut their portion of the funding to the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Office and will be closing all of the programs it offers to the county, including the local 4-H program.

The 4-H program has for generations, provided programs to the children of Sweetwater County, as well as contributing most of the exhibits and livestock at the Sweetwater County Fair. Children can participate in projects ranging from raising livestock such as beef, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry and rabbits to leadership, robotics, shooting sports, gardening, and many more.

Please help us keep this funding for the youth of Sweetwater County.

10. Vegetarian choices in the school lunch program

In school lunch programs across the nation, not many vegetarian choices where provided. more and more people are starting to become a vegetarian now a days.

And at school, i starve from the lack of food because all food has meat. this isn't fair for meat eating children to not go hungry, but vegetarians are because there are no choices that are filling. a bag of very unhealthy chips just won't do it. having more choices is good for all the schools and its children.

11. Stop NAIS

NAIS stands for National Animal Identification System.

NAIS is trying to be passed by the federal government. This will make anyone who has animals to register their property and their animal. At our expense. This is to make sure that there stopping animal diseases brakes out.

This also stops anyone from taking there pets off there property. If you go to the Vet your vet has to disclose if your animal is contagious or not. If so they are supposed to confiscate and destroy. You have to have promotion from the government to take you animal to the vet.

If you show your pet in FH or FFA you have to have promotion to do that as well. They want you to micro chip or brand your pets. They are going as far as micro chipping rodents and chickens. It has been proven that micro chipping causes cancer in animals. Some animals it would be very hard to micro chip let alone brand.

What this will do if it passes is most people will get rid of there pets do to expense. This will also stop 4h programs and FFA programs. A lot of these programs help keep kids off the street and out of trouble.

It will put grain growers, farmers and hay growers out of business. Vets and horses ferriers will be out of business. Our economy as we know it will be destroyed. The government is already trying to enforce NAIS in Kentucky, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

12. Milwaukee Public High School Action Plan

Milwaukee Public Schools are implementing a 5 year action plan, including 8 goals and additional strategies, to work together and achieve more for students, families and the community.

Incorporating the non-profit programs of Challenge Day, students and staff will have the opportunity to build a foundation of unity and create a a safe, supportive learning environment for all.


There are many senseless and irrelevant programs being broadcasted on the radio and television in the metropolitan area where the crime rate is outrageously high.

I think that Radio One should cut some programs and devote at least one hour to the youth. Allowing them to call the station and express themselves about what's going on in there community, schools, and personal situations.

A counselor of some sort would also be available to answer questions and give advice. I also believe that BET should bring Teen Summit back. It would also be a good way for teens to receive information and speak on certain issues such as sex,gang violence,and STD's.

WPGC is my favorite radio station but I have an issue with them. They speak on violence in the city every chance they get but why not open up the lines for the youth to call in and express themselves. We have all these senseless programs on the radio but the biggest issue is left unattended.

I also have a big problem with my favorite television station BET. Who like I said about WPGC have discussed youth violence but where is the shows like Teen Summit? We need these programs back in the lives of the youth so there’s space and a place to air out issues. If we don’t reach out to our youth we will never know what’s really bothering them.


Steven Davis Jr.

14. Release the Jeremy Brett programs

Jeremy Brett became world-famous because of his brilliant portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the Granada series. Now we need the rest of his performances to get released.

I believe the following quote from Brett himself says it all:
" "I'm disappointed that my career is over. The people who admire me as an actor, my close friends - oh, how I would love to give them one more performance to thank them for their support. At the moment, I don't feel I have given them enough". "Jeremy have you forgotten about all the videotapes we have of you playing Sherlock Holmes? We can watch those tapes any time we wish. Your performances have been preserved for posterity and that is wonderful." Jeremy did not own a videotape machine, so of course that thought had never occured to him. His countenance brightened considerably. "Of course", he said with the glee returning to his voice. "I forgot about that. Now I can rest easy". " (The Jeremy Brett - Linda Pritchard Story)

Here are links to the archives of the BBC and Fremantle:

15. Stop anti white rhetoric on Philadelphia radio

This station continuously conducts racist programs. Very inflammatory and anti-"european" as they say, meaning white. Host militant islamics who are race baiters.

A very unhealthy station and clearly a violation of white peoples civil rights.

16. Enforce New Jersey Law for troubled teens

I am currently struggling with my 15 year old daughter. It s been a long 2 year struggle that always ends up no where. No matter what I do for my daughter, it always turns out to be a dead end.

We are currently residing in NJ and becuase of the law regarding uncontrolable teens, it is very difficult for me to help her and keep her off the streets where she wanders all night and day when she constantly runs away. I know she is not in good hands out there and I also know she is using drugs and she allows herself to participate in unlawfull activities.

I need my daughter to be safe, but the law here in NJ is not letting me get this done. She is only 15, why allow her to do this to herself and her family. I am not able to get her in any programs becuase the programs here in NJ are not mandatory, if the kid wants to leave, they can leave....why?? that is not right. I know of other states where is not the same as it is here.

Inpatient programs are mandatory in NY and not voluntary like here in NJ. We need to enforce this. It is not fair to parents and especially it is not fair to our children.

Please help me get this done....

17. Discontinue allowing government food assistance programs to offer genetically modified infant formulas to recipients

The current generation of genetically modified (GM) crops poses unnecessarily risks to the health of the population and the environment.

Present knowledge is not sufficient to safely and predictably modify the plant genome, and the risks of serious side-effects far outweigh the benefits.

We urge you to stop allowing participants in your programs to feed their infants formula that contains genetically modified ingredients.

18. Bring Back Sailor Moon

July 28, 2006

Well when I was a kid I used to love anime but now all I see on television is programs about either teenagers wearing make up or programs about talking dogs.

I'm sick of it so I belive we should bring back some anime starting with sailor moon.

19. Investigate Directorship of the Good neighbor Settlement House

May 20, 2006

For the pass two years, services at the Good Neighbor Settlement House have greatly deteriorated due to the poor management of employees, facilities and donations.

Programs for children, breakfast for the homeless and other services have declined or ceased to exist for the intended eleigible target population.

Failure to help serve the needs of the poor through lack of disemination and denial of informataion on programs available, such as Counseling, Emergency shelter,rental and deposit Assistance, Moderate Home Rehab and distribution of free house hold needs, such as food, furniture and clothing.

Negligence in the distribution of Postal mail to the homeless.

Abuse of Authority by the Director. Mistreaatment and firing of employees without due process. Overwhelming complaints have caused Public Agencies to cease referrals of clients to serve community service hours. This has caused a reduction of manpower to continue some services.

Using intimidation tactics to ban countless of persons from attendance and participation without due process or cause. Makes threats to close down the services and calls the police to file unjust reports causing reduction of participation for the intended target population.

20. Becoming Division I NCAA

January 22, 2006

The University of Texas at Austin at one time had an NCAA Division I Gymnastics Program, however due to loss of funding, the program was cut several years ago.

The need for an NCAA Division I team has arisen given the level of national talent within the Junior Olympic Gymnastics Community in Texas that is taken by out of state gymnastics programs such as 3 time NCAA National Champs, OU, and other programs ie: Penn State, Michigan, Nebraska, and Minnesota.

Texas Junior Olympic athletes rank among the top in the Nation, and as a university dedicated to both scholastic and athletic achievement, we need to keep these athletes in-state to compete for the great University of Texas and continue our reputation for both academic and atheletic excellence.

21. Stop showing station logos and program ads during tv shows

December, 2005

All television stations are now putting up their logo in the bottom right corner of the screen. It is also becoming more and more frequent that advertisements for other programs are shown while you are watching television.

These interfere with viewing. It is extremely distracting and diminishes the value of the current program being watched. It is especially annoying when the station logo covers information like the name and/or title of a person being interviewed for a particular show.

Show advertisements during commercials!!! Flash the station logo, but only show it for a short time; we know what station we're watching!!

22. Develop Patch for Older Games

I've created this petition to try to get Microsoft to create a patch to allow older (Windows 95/98) programs workable.

As almost all computer owners are aware, there are many games, as well as other applications, that were made before Windows XP was released, and will not work with Windows XP.

Countless dollars have gone into buying computer games, with the idea that you will always have the game to play. As time went on, Windows 95 turned to 98, and that evolved into ME. My first computer was a Windows 95, which I upgraded to 98, and all of my games worked. I soon bought a new computer with Windows ME on it, and many of my games still worked just fine. Then came Windows XP.

Upgrading to XP is pretty unavoidable, as all new programs are mainly manufactured for XP use. With upgrading to XP, you are losing the ability to play older computer games. I presonally have over 150 games that I am unable to play now. I probably spent an average of $10-$20 each on them, so that is alot of now wasted money.

I am now hesitant to buy any games for my new computer because they may not work in the next version of Windows.

Please, sign this petition to help me in my struggle to get Microsoft to develop a way to play older games on the computer.

Thank you for your time, and your support.

23. Don't Let "SMITH" Leave!

After years of faithful service and dedication to the Western Heights School District Band Programs, Mr. Smith has resigned due to the parents who consistantly find the need to run to administration and complain and the school administration's refusal to support him as the Head Band Director.

24. Frog Dissection Is Wrong

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!

25. Save The Valley At Louis D. Brandeis

The Valley Incorporated at Louis D.Brandeis is a community based organization that has been servicing youth for over twenty three years. This year the Principal decided to eliminate those CBO's that were currently providing youth cultural, educational, social and community service programs that were goal oriented and enabled them to develop their social and analytical skills. She has in turn decided to bring in her NYU. They will be providing tutorial classes for the students.

26. Bring Back Care Bears & My Little Pony

I am asking everyone who agrees with what i am about to say to sign this petition. Here it goes... I think the Care Bears and My Little Pony should be put back on air. I belive that there is not enough good children cartoons out there that teach little children the difference between right and wrong.

These are two really amazing programs that do that, that teach child the important stuff in life. Like family, friends, love, and friendship.

27. Parents Supporting Our Innovative WES Teachers

Three teachers from WES have put in for transfer. These innovative, talented, and energetic teachers are Jennifer Carhart, Janice Martin and Stacey Robichaud. Two of these teachers have had to take on a challenging year of a 3/4 MAC class. Instead of just trying to keep up with the workload they've pushed the envelope implementing many new and innovative teaching methods and programs. Unfortunately, after having to deal all year with repetitive complaints from an select few and sensing a general lack of support for their innovative methods, these teachers feel alone in their cause and unappreciated.

These teachers are the foundation for many of the great programs at WES including noon hour activities, 100 day celebrations, french week, math club, math days and many others. Many parents can attest to the fact that these are three great teachers - teachers that their kids love and look up to. Let's make sure they know how much we truly appreciate them. Please sign this petition and if you wish please also post written words of support on the discussion board.

28. Doctoral Students in the College of Education

The purpose of this petition is to have an Educational Research course offered the second term of the Summer II session. This course will provide graduate students with many of the skills they will need to conduct empirical research studies in the field of education such as : (1) Purposes and Types of Educational Research, (2) Steps in Conducting Research; Preparing a Research Proposal, (3) Selection of Research Questions for Investigation; Literature Reviews, (4) Basic Statistical Methods for Qualitative Data Analysis, (5) Development and Validation of Instrumentation, (6) Principles of Sampling, (7) Research Designs, (8) Data collection Techniques, (9) Introduction to SPSS (a package of computer programs for data analysis), and (10) Interpreting Results; Drawing Conclusions; Reporting Research Results. Survey, correlation, and experimental research methods and practices.

29. Support the Bubel/Aiken Foundation

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation provides opportunities for individuals with autism and other physical and mental disabilities to participate in programs that are typically only available to those without disabilities. Through grants, youth programs, such as after-school and camping services, will be able to adequately train staff to work with individuals with special needs.

The Foundation also strives create awareness about the diversity of individuals with disabilities and the possibilities inclusion can bring. Through collaborations with the disability, education, entertainment, and media communities the Foundation will recognize those whose commitment to breaking the stereotypes attendant to the developmentally disabled has broken barriers and extended the boundaries of the human experience for all.

Donations for Bubel/Aiken Foundation can be sent to:
Bubel/Aiken Foundation
PO Box 90307
Raleigh, NC 27675

30. Univ of ALABAMA Graphic Design Dept. Funding Request

The University of Alabama's Graphic Design Program is in need of both software and hardware upgrades. We are currently running Mac OS 9.2, Photoshop 6.0, and QuarkXPress 4.1, to name a few, all of which are now outdated. The iMacs in our lab are unable to support the required upgrade to Mac OS X that is needed to run the new versions of these programs.

In order to keep our programs up-to-date, we need to purchase both new computers and current software. We are requesting the funds to ensure the quality of our students' education.