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Milton Hershey School: Stop Discriminating Against An HIV-Positive 13-Year-Old ACTION


Society & Culture  (tags: HIV Positive, school, children, discrimination )

Nancy
- 968 days ago - change.org
The Milton Hershey School promises to "nurture and educate children in social and financial need to lead fulfilling and productive lives" -- unless you happen to be living with HIV.



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Regina P. (79)
Friday December 2, 2011, 6:53 am
Noted & signed #1599. Thanks
 

Emma S. (225)
Friday December 2, 2011, 8:50 am
I was 1797. Thanks, Nancy.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (277)
Friday December 2, 2011, 2:40 pm
SIGNED
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 2, 2011, 6:18 pm
already signed, TU
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 6:38 am
signed, Thanks
 

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 7:16 am
signed 2,534
 

Erin R. (170)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 7:41 am
signed
 

Judy B. (58)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 7:44 am
Signed, thanks.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 8:02 am
Milton Hershey School (formerly Hershey Industrial School) was established in 1909 by Mr. Milton Hershey and his wife Catherine to assist orphaned boys. The mission of Milton Hershey School (MHS) today, is to nurture and educate children in financial and social need in keeping with Milton and Catherine Hershey's Deed of Trust. Milton Hershey School is the largest residential pre-K through 12 school in the United States. MHS provides free education, career training, housing, clothing, sustenance, health care, and counseling to over 1,100 racially and ethnically diverse boys and girls who are in financial need and social need.

You want the best for your children. You want them to be happy, healthy, and successful. You want to give your children greater opportunities. There is a place to which you can turn. The Milton Hershey School.

I must have missed the part about excluding students with HIV in their mission statement.
Noted and Signed thanks Nancy.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 8:04 am
Milton Hershey School (formerly Hershey Industrial School) was established in 1909 by Mr. Milton Hershey and his wife Catherine to assist orphaned boys. The mission of Milton Hershey School (MHS) today, is to nurture and educate children in financial and social need in keeping with Milton and Catherine Hershey's Deed of Trust. Milton Hershey School is the largest residential pre-K through 12 school in the United States. MHS provides free education, career training, housing, clothing, sustenance, health care, and counseling to over 1,100 racially and ethnically diverse boys and girls who are in financial need and social need.

You want the best for your children. You want them to be happy, healthy, and successful. You want to give your children greater opportunities. There is a place to which you can turn. The Milton Hershey School.

I must have missed the part about excluding students with HIV in their mission statement.
Noted and Signed thanks Nancy
 

Terry King (108)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 8:17 am
#2589 Action taken
 

. (1)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 9:33 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Nancy.
 

Nicole Gorman (38)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 9:42 am
Noted, signed and forwarded. Thanks!
 

ellen m. (233)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 11:17 am
Gladly signed #2314....in rememberance of Ryan White and his courage in the face of this same type of discrimination...1love
 

Caitlin G. (29)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 12:31 pm
Signed and noted
 

Craig Pittman (45)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 12:43 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks for airing this issue Nancy. Yikes and these people caim to be educators? They need to do some homework on the subject of aids as well as the legal code.
 

Elvina A. (92)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 1:31 pm
This is not OK! Happily signed.
 

Elvina A. (92)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 1:31 pm
This is not OK! Happily signed.
 

Mary T. (188)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 2:16 pm
Gladly signed and shared thanks Nancy.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 2:28 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Nancy!
 

Pastor Tim Redfern (599)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 2:56 pm
Signed and noted.
Thanks, Nancy!
 

Carolyn S. (151)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 3:02 pm
signed
 

Barbara Goheen (0)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 3:33 pm
# 2792 signed
 

Alice B. (241)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 4:16 pm
NOTED & SIGNED.
 

Terrie Williams (761)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 4:22 pm
#2814 Signed, noted and posted to FB
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 4:23 pm
Signed
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 4:43 pm
done & done
 

Kathlene Lentz (31)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 5:00 pm
These people are WRONG, WRONG AND WRONG. There is so much wrong about this whole thing that I don't even know where to start, other than saying that the people who think this child is a danger need to GROW A FREAKING BRAIN!
 

Fran away F. (110)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 5:52 pm
Signed and shared, thanks!
 

Carole K. (199)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 5:59 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Nancy!
 

Walter Firth (45)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 6:01 pm
Signed Nancy.
 

Kara C. (15)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 6:13 pm
Yes it is sad for the child but you have to remember it is a private school and they have the right to say we cannot handle a child with this highly contagious ilness. What would happen if he accidentally infected another child? The school sure won't want to make the call to that child parents saying they have been exposed to HIV and the lawsuit that will surely follow.

They parents can find other schools that can handle the situation. Somewhere that can't or won't deal with it is not the best place for them.
 

. (0)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 6:39 pm
noted
 

Lilo Prinz (23)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 9:10 pm
signed!!!
 

Ana R (220)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 9:20 pm
S@N
ty
 

Pat A. (117)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 9:57 pm
Signed - thanks Nancy
 

zora b. (87)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 12:07 am
It seems to me that we are in the 21. century but we seem to have not advanced as a human society very much. Anyone knows that people with HIV is not a threat. I bet the parents boards has something to do with it. I hope the innocent child will go there.
 

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 3:01 am
I dont care how this ends, he should never ever go back to that school, I know I wouldnt because giving in to pressure is one thing and REALLY accepting someone is another.
Signed. Thanks, dear. *cyber hug*
 

Esther Z. (101)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 6:45 am
Noted and signed.
 

Joe R. (189)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 7:34 am
Ignorance! Didn't we learn anything from the cruelty done to Ryan White in the mid-80s? Signed and noted.
 

Constance F. (436)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 9:18 am
thank you, signed!
 

Danny AWAY M. (77)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 9:19 am
Signed, thank you Nancy!
 

liz meesters (176)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 10:12 am
signed & noted, thanks
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 11:39 am
The whole 'leper' attitude is going too far. Just as with syphilis and Hansen's leprosy, HIV/AIDS is a communicable disease if the infected and those around them are negligent. The precautions are not that expensive; eventually the medical system will come up with a means of neutralising the HIV organism - if the medical system doesn't collapse from infection by socialism and PPACA disease. This young man should be afforded proper education; he's not at fault with his infection. We should behave like fellow citizens, not like Biblical paranoids demanding that 'lepers declare tehmselves and avoid contact with all others' throughout abbreviated lifetimes. Someone needs to read Bible and Stephen Donaldson more - and learn instead of just skimming! Yeshua wouldn't turn a 'leper' away, he'd heal him. Too many 'Christians' forget their role model.
 

Helle H. (21)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 1:31 pm
Signed.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 4:20 pm
~Done
 

dAlbert M. (13)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 6:38 pm
UNBELIEVABLE THAT THIS CAN HAPPEN IN THE USA during the second decade of 21st CENTURY. A COUNTRY THAT EXPORTS DEMOCRACY CAPITAL (AID), DEMOCRACY AND GOOdWILL, The United State of America !! NO STATE should EVER PERMIT SUCH CRUEL, INHUMANE , MORALLY BANKRUPT ETHICALLY UNACCEPTABLE DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES IN ITS SCHOOLS O HEALTH GROUNDS !! There is no allowance in the 'U S A BILL of RIGHTS (American Constitution) for such APARTHEID practices !!!!
 

Cristina M. (130)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 10:15 pm
So shameful! I wonder if this could be classified as a "hate crime". It should be!
 

Mary Marchettim (4)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 10:26 pm
Noted, signed, and will be advising my students of this, hoping they will want to sign the petition, too, but even if they don't feel comfortable signing the petition (I don't want to push my values on them), I at least want to make them aware that this kind of discrimination still occurs.
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 10:29 pm
Signed in support against Discrimination..Thanks Nancy!
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 11:32 pm
Noted and signed thanks
 

Brian M. (145)
Monday December 5, 2011, 11:21 am
The MIlton Hershey school is nothing but what all American schools are: a madrassah for brainwashing the young into the cult of free-market capitalism. We need schools that teach the kids real values for living, such as cooperative living, conflict resolution, and sustainable economic models.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday December 5, 2011, 8:42 pm
Dreadful state of affairs. Signed, thanks Nancy
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday December 5, 2011, 10:38 pm
Noted and signed
 

Jennifer M. (78)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 10:43 am
I definitely would not want my kid going to a school that discriminates against anyone!! Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Shirley Townsend (83)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 11:39 am
Signed and noted. What year are these people living in. How can they with their education think this is valid?
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 1:19 pm
Noted and signed. Just signed another petition and will continue to sign.
 

donald Baumgartner (4)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 2:57 pm
Signed!!
 

Alicia N. (87)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 7:57 pm
done-thanks
 

Iwona Krzeminska (73)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 4:20 am
Done, thank you
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 8:57 am
Noted, gladly signed & posted to FB.
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 9:22 am
Signed.
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 2:11 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Milton Hershey School: Stop Discriminating Against an HIV-Positive 13-Year-Old"

 

Mark H. (28)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 5:08 pm
Yes! Thank you!!!
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 3:35 pm
signed and noted, thanks Nancy
 

Aurelia G. (3)
Friday December 9, 2011, 9:32 pm
Definitely signed and noted. I will also be sending this to everyone in my e-mail address book!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 12, 2011, 12:27 pm
Noted & Signed
 
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