Santa Barbara USD Petition

We, the undersigned, support the creation of an A-G approved Ethnic Studies course as a high school graduation requirement in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Ethnic Studies benefits all students by providing a complex, rich, and critical history of the United States. Given the multitude of issues facing our county, it is important to prepare our students to be global citizens with the knowledge of and the appreciation for the contributions of multiple cultures and histories.

Currently, there are no formally established Ethnic Studies programs, in which all students have access, in the Santa Barbara Unified School District, despite the fact that the majority of students are students of color. Research demonstrates that Ethnic Studies curriculum can help close the achievement gap, reduce student truancy, increase student enrollment, reduce drop-out rates, and increase graduation rates. Further, we advocate for the establishment of Ethnic Studies curriculum at all levels, high school, secondary, and elementary.

It is time that all Santa Barbara Unified School District students have access to Ethnic Studies courses -- courses that inspire and motivate young people to connect in meaningful ways to the larger community. Several high school districts throughout the state are implementing Ethnic Studies programs, including the largest district in CA, Los Angeles Unified School District.

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  • miles snow
    signed 2018-09-11 19:18:44 -0700
  • Sarah Jaimes
    signed 2018-07-12 21:20:37 -0700
  • Cecily Hintzen
    signed 2018-06-12 09:47:23 -0700
  • Anna Chatillon
    signed 2018-06-11 16:43:14 -0700
  • Juliet Velarde Betita
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-11 02:00:39 -0700
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  • Juliet Velarde Betita
    signed 2018-06-11 02:00:10 -0700
  • Sarah Cunningham
    signed 2018-06-10 14:03:14 -0700
  • Katie Olson
    signed via 2018-05-28 06:46:02 -0700
  • Scott Ruskamp
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-27 20:54:00 -0700
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  • Scott Ruskamp
    signed 2018-05-27 20:53:23 -0700
  • Chuck Flacks
    signed 2018-05-26 10:52:04 -0700
  • Valerie Jaimes
    signed 2018-05-15 00:58:02 -0700
  • Brian Leyva
    signed 2018-04-20 14:30:41 -0700
  • ruben vasquez
    signed via 2018-04-20 14:28:50 -0700
  • Yesenia Ramirez
    signed 2018-04-19 14:56:00 -0700
  • Marina Chavez
    signed 2018-04-19 12:38:18 -0700
  • Hermelinda De Jesus Gemartino
    signed 2018-04-14 15:42:21 -0700
  • Scott Brown
    signed 2018-03-25 07:47:40 -0700
  • Jordan Bollag
    signed 2018-03-22 15:31:49 -0700
  • Sonia Galvez
    signed 2018-03-21 10:18:15 -0700
  • Nicholas Petrilla
    signed via 2018-03-20 13:35:44 -0700
  • Candice Perez
    signed 2018-03-20 12:25:05 -0700
    Candice Perez
  • Ryan Gross
    signed via 2018-03-20 07:36:19 -0700
    This was the best course I took in high school. Invaluable
  • Neekta Khorsand
    signed via 2018-03-19 19:29:38 -0700
  • Cheryl Lopez
    signed 2018-03-19 18:52:12 -0700
  • Victoria Zdeb
    signed via 2018-03-19 16:49:13 -0700
  • Horace Raymond
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-19 15:51:22 -0700
    Sign the petition: Santa Barbara USD Petition
  • Christopher Greeley
    signed 2018-03-19 15:50:57 -0700
  • Joan Vignocchi
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-19 11:41:27 -0700
    Sign our petition! Improve local high school education!
  • Joan Vignocchi
    @chinagrrljoan tweeted link to this page. 2018-03-19 11:41:21 -0700
    Sign our petition! Improve local high school education! http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/sbusd?recruiter_id=57119

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