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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

Itzel Delgado
Lissett Lopez
Emily Durden
Gloria Gil
KAren Mary Davalos
Lucia Gaona
Dorian Maynard
Mikal Pradia
Lorely Ruiz
Diana Vazquez
Mark Owen Caseres
Linzy Guevara
David Jaramillo
Jo Lopes
Monica Tanouye
Stephanie Chang
2,418 SIGNATURES
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  • Deserie Aviles
    signed 2014-11-18 19:51:21 -0800
  • Itzel Delgado
    signed via 2014-11-18 19:29:54 -0800
  • Lissett Lopez
    signed 2014-11-18 19:10:38 -0800
  • Emily Durden
    signed 2014-11-18 17:57:14 -0800
  • Uvence Martinez
    signed 2014-11-18 17:43:41 -0800
  • Gloria Gil
    signed 2014-11-18 17:26:08 -0800
  • Elizabeth Castaneda
    signed 2014-11-18 17:24:56 -0800
  • KAren Mary Davalos
    signed 2014-11-18 17:08:05 -0800
  • Lucia Gaona
    signed via 2014-11-18 16:13:36 -0800
  • Dorian Maynard
    signed 2014-11-18 16:07:10 -0800
  • Mikal Pradia
    signed 2014-11-18 15:59:17 -0800
  • Lorely Ruiz
    signed 2014-11-18 15:09:29 -0800
  • miguel ramos
    signed 2014-11-18 15:02:16 -0800
  • Diana Vazquez
    signed 2014-11-18 14:15:22 -0800
  • Nancy Romo
    signed 2014-11-18 14:09:35 -0800
  • Karla Aguilar
    signed 2014-11-18 13:58:17 -0800
  • Jose Sanchez
    signed 2014-11-18 13:45:08 -0800
  • @dattebayo67 tweeted link to this page. 2014-11-18 13:41:27 -0800
    Let's make this happen! Sign and support Ethnic Studies in LAUSD http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/petition?recruiter_id=26888
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-18 13:41:27 -0800
    Let's make this happen! Sign and support Ethnic Studies in LAUSD
  • Mark Owen Caseres
    signed 2014-11-18 13:37:07 -0800
  • Linzy Guevara
    signed 2014-11-18 13:32:28 -0800
  • David Jaramillo
    signed 2014-11-18 13:24:47 -0800
  • Jo Lopes
    signed 2014-11-18 13:22:47 -0800
  • Nury C.
    signed 2014-11-18 13:14:34 -0800
  • Cindy Reyes
    signed 2014-11-18 12:50:43 -0800
  • Monica Tanouye
    signed 2014-11-18 12:40:59 -0800
  • Stephanie Chang
    signed 2014-11-18 12:27:30 -0800
  • @lisabelove tweeted link to this page. 2014-11-18 11:52:20 -0800
    Today's battle: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD. Please support: Sign petition, Donate, Volunteer or go to Rally TODAY. http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/petition?recruiter_id=26870
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-18 11:52:20 -0800
    Today's battle: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD. Please support: Sign petition, Donate, Volunteer or go to Rally TODAY.
  • Carlos Soriano
    signed 2014-11-18 11:52:04 -0800

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