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*update* we reached 250 signatures on Sept 17; 500 on Sept 29; 750 on Sept 30; 1000 on Oct 2; 1500 on Oct 18. Our current goal is 2500 signatures.

ETHNIC STUDIES NOW!

We, the undersigned, support the effort to make the successful completion of an A-G approved Ethnic Studies course a high school graduation requirement in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

According to the data from the California Department of Education, LAUSD only offers Ethnic Studies courses at 19 out of 94 of its senior high schools. Because of this limited access, only 691 out of a total of 152,507 high school students in LAUSD are taking Ethnic Studies courses, despite the fact that over 90% of LAUSD is comprised of students of color whose shared experiences are marginalized and forgotten in the mainstream curriculum. 

It is time that all LAUSD students have access to Ethnic Studies courses -- courses that speak to students who have felt invisible and marginalized, to inspire and motivate them in their education, so that they learn their own history, engage actively in their own learning, and connect in meaningful ways to the larger community. Research has shown that a well-developed and well-thought-out Ethnic Studies curriculum has positive academic outcomes for students.

Who's signing

Claire Fischer
Rachel Scales
Samantha Tran
Ashley De La Rosa
Sarrina Lewis
Leidi Arias
Sarah Freund
Veronica Vicuna
Monica Sandoval
Toni Pasion
Nadine Berumen-Flegel
Frankie Guevara
ariel ruiz
Justin Ige
2,419 SIGNATURES
2,500 signatures

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  • Frank Gaik
    signed 2016-04-13 16:53:47 -0700
  • Karina Alvarado
    signed 2016-04-02 17:07:33 -0700
  • Claire Fischer
    signed 2016-03-16 10:15:01 -0700
  • Rachel Scales
    signed via 2016-03-15 23:08:25 -0700
  • Samantha Tran
    signed via 2016-03-15 20:02:35 -0700
  • Ashley De La Rosa
    signed via 2016-03-15 18:14:48 -0700
  • Sarrina Lewis
    signed via 2016-03-15 16:47:19 -0700
  • Emma De La Rosa
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-15 16:42:31 -0700
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD
  • Emma De La Rosa
    signed via 2016-03-15 16:41:58 -0700
  • Alec Flores
    signed 2016-03-10 13:59:45 -0800
  • Elonte' Porter
    signed 2016-03-07 14:06:03 -0800
  • Rachel E. Ham
    signed 2016-03-05 13:29:50 -0800
  • Leidi Arias
    signed 2016-02-25 15:25:14 -0800
  • zayn muchell
    signed 2016-02-24 14:37:33 -0800
  • Sarah Freund
    signed 2016-02-24 11:23:45 -0800
  • danielle rehmann
    signed 2016-02-24 11:22:57 -0800
  • April Correa
    signed 2016-02-24 10:45:09 -0800
  • Penelope Vicuna
    signed 2015-12-22 21:22:18 -0800
  • Veronica Vicuna
    signed 2015-12-22 21:20:53 -0800
  • Teri Angelique
    signed 2015-11-10 11:25:36 -0800
  • Monica Sandoval
    signed 2015-11-09 22:15:45 -0800
  • Toni Pasion
    signed 2015-11-09 10:55:10 -0800
  • Laura Lopez
    signed 2015-11-09 10:35:21 -0800
  • Nadine Berumen-Flegel
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-09 09:55:08 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD
  • Nadine Berumen-Flegel
    signed 2015-11-09 09:54:28 -0800
  • Rhina Henriquez
    signed 2015-11-09 09:14:47 -0800
  • Veronica Hernandez
    signed 2015-10-28 23:47:28 -0700
  • Frankie Guevara
    signed 2015-10-28 00:35:47 -0700
  • ariel ruiz
    signed 2015-10-15 16:49:09 -0700
  • Justin Ige
    signed 2015-10-11 20:59:12 -0700

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