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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.

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  • Alma Castrejon
    signed via 2014-11-18 11:06:19 -0800
  • Edna Monroy
    signed via 2014-11-18 10:57:12 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-18 10:50:08 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD
  • michel flores
    signed 2014-11-18 10:25:16 -0800
  • Ruben Cordero
    signed 2014-11-18 10:23:22 -0800
  • Nancy G
    signed via 2014-11-18 10:22:09 -0800
  • Dora espiritu
    signed 2014-11-18 10:01:55 -0800
  • Angie Esquivel
    signed 2014-11-18 09:18:16 -0800
  • Roxanna Curiel
    signed 2014-11-18 09:14:58 -0800
  • Raul Herrera
    signed 2014-11-18 09:07:49 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-18 08:59:03 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD!(Per Jasmin) But this should be done in PVUSD as well!
  • Sandra Samudio
    signed 2014-11-18 08:56:07 -0800
  • Neil Bautista
    signed 2014-11-18 08:52:06 -0800
  • alejandra ocasio
    signed via 2014-11-18 08:45:59 -0800
  • Sabrina Jimenez
    signed 2014-11-18 08:36:49 -0800
  • Sandra Zuazo
    signed 2014-11-18 08:22:02 -0800
  • Julija Zubac
    signed 2014-11-18 08:21:18 -0800
  • Citlalli Chavez
    signed 2014-11-18 08:14:21 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-18 07:44:07 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD
  • Lang Tran
    signed 2014-11-18 07:43:34 -0800
  • Judith Stevenson
    signed 2014-11-18 07:17:40 -0800
  • Rebecca Bernard
    signed 2014-11-18 06:42:45 -0800
  • Hanna Nelson
    signed 2014-11-18 06:35:12 -0800
  • Carlos Henriquez
    signed 2014-11-18 06:06:30 -0800
  • Taiji Miyagawa
    signed 2014-11-18 02:30:23 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-18 01:30:46 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD
  • Anna Flores
    signed via 2014-11-18 01:19:29 -0800
  • Tatiana Magana
    signed 2014-11-18 01:19:12 -0800
  • Vanessa Hernandez
    signed 2014-11-18 01:14:58 -0800
  • maritza segura
    signed 2014-11-18 00:32:58 -0800

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