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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

Cindy Romero
Lindsey Lee
Lawrence Turner Jr
Reg Thibodeaux
Luis Melchor
Zack Wallace
Elijah Carder
bertha marin
traci ishigo
Jessica Segura
Janele Alarcon
Jonathan Vallejo
Angela Yip
angela flores
Ashley Gamez
Maryssa Hall
Sheena Iwamoto
2,419 SIGNATURES
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  • Cindy Romero
    signed 2014-11-17 21:09:39 -0800
  • Claudia Bueno
    signed 2014-11-17 21:03:46 -0800
  • Lindsey Lee
    signed 2014-11-17 21:02:22 -0800
  • Lawrence Turner Jr
    signed 2014-11-17 21:00:26 -0800
  • Reg Thibodeaux
    signed via 2014-11-17 20:56:14 -0800
  • Luis Melchor
    signed 2014-11-17 20:31:14 -0800
  • Zack Wallace
    signed 2014-11-17 20:28:47 -0800
  • Lourdes Sandoval
    signed 2014-11-17 20:25:20 -0800
  • Kristina Bernal M.S.
    signed 2014-11-17 19:57:54 -0800
  • Nery Alcivar-Estrella
    signed 2014-11-17 19:53:11 -0800
  • Eliza Epstein
    signed 2014-11-17 19:00:22 -0800
  • Eliana Buenrostro
    signed 2014-11-17 18:40:03 -0800
  • Elijah Carder
    signed 2014-11-17 18:21:08 -0800
  • Miguel Torres
    signed 2014-11-17 18:19:37 -0800
  • MEChXA de UC Berkeley
    signed 2014-11-17 18:07:22 -0800
  • bertha marin
    signed 2014-11-17 17:59:49 -0800
  • Isabel Duron
    signed 2014-11-17 17:49:24 -0800
  • traci ishigo
    signed 2014-11-17 17:12:49 -0800
  • Jessica Segura
    signed 2014-11-17 17:09:00 -0800
  • Jessica Ceballos
    signed 2014-11-17 17:02:49 -0800
  • Janele Alarcon
    signed 2014-11-17 16:59:59 -0800
  • Jonathan Vallejo
    signed 2014-11-17 16:48:53 -0800
  • Angela Yip
    signed 2014-11-17 16:41:14 -0800
  • angela flores
    signed 2014-11-17 16:33:32 -0800
  • Ashley Gamez
    signed 2014-11-17 16:28:44 -0800
  • Maryssa Hall
    signed 2014-11-17 15:54:05 -0800
  • Bianca Rosas
    signed 2014-11-17 15:49:18 -0800
  • dolores Bilbao
    signed 2014-11-17 15:31:41 -0800
  • Sheena Iwamoto
    signed via 2014-11-17 14:59:19 -0800
  • Grace Lacques
    signed 2014-11-17 14:48:23 -0800

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