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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

Vanessa Hernandez
maritza segura
Yadira Sesmas
fabby tucux
Daniela flores
Mi So Kwak
Jackson Mercer
Shandra Luckey
Victor Vega
Mayra Jones
Michael Whiteside
Mirna Jaime
Myriam Montalvo
2,419 SIGNATURES
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  • Taiji Miyagawa
    signed 2014-11-18 02:30:23 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-18 01:30:46 -0800
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  • 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
  • eduardo Rios
    signed 2014-11-18 00:20:04 -0800
  • Yadira Sesmas
    signed 2014-11-18 00:15:59 -0800
  • fabby tucux
    signed 2014-11-18 00:12:48 -0800
  • Daniela flores
    signed 2014-11-18 00:05:24 -0800
  • @princessfabss tweeted link to this page. 2014-11-18 00:02:34 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/petition?recruiter_id=26798
  • Fabiola Tucux
    signed 2014-11-18 00:01:58 -0800
  • Mi So Kwak
    signed 2014-11-17 23:49:00 -0800
  • Jackson Mercer
    signed 2014-11-17 23:43:40 -0800
  • William Vela
    signed 2014-11-17 23:39:14 -0800
  • Rose Wirtz
    signed 2014-11-17 23:32:01 -0800
  • Shandra Luckey
    signed 2014-11-17 23:27:52 -0800
  • Sergio Cuevas
    signed 2014-11-17 23:23:19 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-17 23:13:31 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD
  • Jaqueline Fijar
    signed via 2014-11-17 23:01:20 -0800
  • Victor Vega
    signed via 2014-11-17 22:52:18 -0800
  • Eduardo Gonzalez
    signed 2014-11-17 22:46:19 -0800
  • Mayra Jones
    signed 2014-11-17 22:44:07 -0800
  • Michael Whiteside
    signed 2014-11-17 22:41:30 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-17 22:37:45 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ethnic Studies Now in LAUSD
  • Billy Vela
    signed 2014-11-17 22:34:58 -0800
  • Mirna Jaime
    signed 2014-11-17 22:13:32 -0800
  • Laura Alba
    signed 2014-11-17 21:46:09 -0800
  • Myriam Montalvo
    signed 2014-11-17 21:42:50 -0800
  • Zeena Aljawad
    signed 2014-11-17 21:24:08 -0800

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