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Colorado students use MoveOn Petition to fight censorship
Students Protest School Board's Censorship Of History Curriculum

Colorado high school student Bethany Keupp, along with her fellow student-activists, teachers, parents and concerned community members staged a massive rally outside of a Jefferson County School Board meeting on Thursday, demanding that the board withdraw a proposal to censor their history curriculum. The students then delivered a MoveOn Petition with more than 40,000 signatures to school board members. The […]

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VICTORY: Texas Board of Education Adopts Sound Science Textbooks
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When the Texas Board of Education started working on its once-a-decade selection of science textbooks for Texas classrooms, an anti-science faction tried to force it to give equal weight to nonscientific beliefs like climate change denial and the idea that humans and dinosaurs coexisted. Kathy Miller and the Texas Freedom Network stepped up, creating a MoveOn Petition that asked the Board of Education to stand up for science.

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VICTORY: Governor Corbett Releases Education Dollars To Philadelphia Schools
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In the midst of budget cuts to education in Philadelphia, schools were forced to lay off or cut hours for staff like teachers and school nurses. In October 2013, a student at one Philadelphia school suffered from an asthma attack that led to her death. If there had been a school nurse on campus that day, she might still be alive. This tragedy motivated Philadelphia parent Jesse Bacon to start a MoveOn Petition to Governor Tom Corbett, asking him to stop withholding $45 million of funding from Philadelphia schools.

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Dude, That's So Takei!
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Tennessee tries to ban teachers from using the words “gay” or “homosexual.” Openly gay actor George Takei (Sulu, of the original “Star Trek” series) responds.

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