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With all of the civil unrest going on in the world today, it's time we examine the values we're passing on to our children. What if we taught our kids conflict resolution as opposed to physical combat, and imparted them with tools to navigate grief and anger through positive outlets?

Although a great deal of education funding has been cut in the US, it's imperative children are taught how to constructively manage difficult situations with their peers. Implementing conflict resolution and grief management programs would help kids learn how to have conversations about their feelings without resorting to violence and verbal abuse.

Sign the petition asking the Secretary of the Department of Education John B. King, Jr. to support this cause by requiring public schools to implement conflict resolution and grief management programs for children.

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Dear Secretary King,

I am concerned about the social development of schoolchildren in the United States today. It seems that now more than ever, bitter wars continue to escalate and physical combat is commonplace. Children are exposed to physical violence in the media and at home on a regular basis, and consequently they're led to believe that aggression is a valid way to solve interpersonal issues.

We all know this is not true, however. Violence only leads to pain and suffering, and moreover does not cure problems. In fact, it only fosters them. We need to encourage our children, both at school and at home, that talking about their thoughts and feelings has positive effects and can very effectively solve a dispute or difficult situation.

Conflict resolution programs must be implemented so that children have a safe haven to consult when they don't know how to approach a conflict. If they aren't given a forum upon which to discuss their feelings rationally, they may resort to what they deem to be quick solutions— which often involve physical violence.

Please work toward requiring all public schools to invoke conflict resolution and grief support programs so that our children may grow up without ever thinking violence is an option.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Mar 24, 2017 Kat Gallagher
Mar 24, 2017 Estelle Maisey
Mar 23, 2017 Russell Jackson
Mar 22, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Mar 20, 2017 Sophie Miranda
Mar 20, 2017 Dorothy Henry
Mar 18, 2017 Sibrina Russell
Mar 11, 2017 Sigfrido Losada Torreiro
Mar 10, 2017 Ellen Cather
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Mar 10, 2017 Merina Halingten
Mar 10, 2017 Chris Gill
Mar 10, 2017 Donna Hargus I have witnessed programs in my own children's schools that taught all of us, students, parents, and teachers, better skills and empathy. The programs reduced problems immensely. Let's do more!
Mar 10, 2017 Dede Bridges
Mar 9, 2017 Leslie Williams
Mar 9, 2017 Sinje Fromme-Sachs
Mar 8, 2017 Pamela Haun
Mar 7, 2017 Leslie Giles
Mar 7, 2017 Kevin Duffy
Mar 7, 2017 Peggy Phan
Mar 6, 2017 Libby Berman
Mar 6, 2017 Nadia Mousa
Mar 5, 2017 Paul Morse
Mar 4, 2017 Michael Biggs
Mar 3, 2017 Darleen Hogg
Feb 27, 2017 Juan Martinez
Feb 27, 2017 Fernanda Coelho
Feb 26, 2017 Loraine Lindsey
Feb 26, 2017 Janet Coleman
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Feb 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2017 Dalma Bugg
Feb 24, 2017 Susan Jordan
Feb 23, 2017 JODI ABEL
Feb 20, 2017 Bob Brucker
Feb 20, 2017 Cindy Ray
Feb 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2017 Marsha King
Feb 12, 2017 sharon belson
Feb 9, 2017 Mick McMahon
Feb 7, 2017 Stacey Govito
Feb 6, 2017 Sonia Hernandez
Feb 6, 2017 Linda Anderson
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Feb 3, 2017 Michael Howley
Jan 30, 2017 Danielle Walden
Jan 29, 2017 prudence brooks
Jan 29, 2017 Daisy Mancia

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