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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


Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 2, 2018 Robert Reed
Jun 2, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
Jun 2, 2018 Carrie Phyliky Rimes
Jun 2, 2018 alan harper
Jun 2, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jun 2, 2018 Felicia Plastini
May 16, 2018 Leah Helmer
May 14, 2018 Susan Fisher
May 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2018 Andrea Schnitzler
May 6, 2018 Richard Han
May 4, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 4, 2018 ANGELA WATSON
May 4, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 4, 2018 Richard Rheder
May 3, 2018 Lane Page
Apr 28, 2018 Candi Gaona
Apr 18, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
Mar 28, 2018 Harriet Shalat
Mar 19, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 19, 2018 Kristi Weber
Mar 18, 2018 Ms. Carla Compton
Mar 18, 2018 Allison Lansberry
Mar 12, 2018 Martha Williams
Mar 11, 2018 Jackie Grey
Mar 10, 2018 Beah Robinson So important!! This would cut down on bad behavior and bullying!! Every child deserves a voice which is vital to self respect and positive societal participation.
Mar 10, 2018 Jessica Haag
Mar 10, 2018 Ronald Wolniewicz
Mar 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2018 Jason Saville
Feb 23, 2018 Jeanine Smegal
Feb 21, 2018 Jodi Carlin
Feb 19, 2018 Lynn Elliott
Feb 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2018 Mary O'Maley
Feb 18, 2018 Elizabeth Werner
Feb 14, 2018 Bonnie Steiger Zero tolerance for bullying!
Feb 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Jan 29, 2018 Betty Kowall
Jan 28, 2018 Pamela Kjono
Jan 28, 2018 Julie Berberi
Jan 25, 2018 Kevin Dahl
Jan 15, 2018 Kathy Smith
Jan 12, 2018 Margo Salone
Jan 11, 2018 Jennifer Valentino
Jan 11, 2018 Tara Spires
Jan 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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