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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716 SIGNATURES
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  • Christy J
    signed 2017-03-03 09:09:11 -0800
  • Cheryl Hermann
    signed via 2017-02-05 15:48:02 -0800
    Agree! Knowledge is power, and more! …affirmation, dignity, understanding, perspective…
  • bruce trueman
    signed 2017-02-05 11:01:32 -0800
    Need facts to counter the media bias that tends to disinform instead of informing!!!!
  • Rebecca August
    signed 2017-02-05 10:53:59 -0800
  • Benjamin Gould
    signed 2017-01-29 11:56:15 -0800
  • Kati Hedden
    signed 2016-12-18 10:46:29 -0800
  • Payton Small
    signed 2016-12-08 09:01:36 -0800
    Payton Small
  • Tiffany Vuong
    signed 2016-12-01 20:48:46 -0800
  • Bella Valencia
    signed via 2016-11-30 15:46:30 -0800
  • Anna Bax
    signed via 2016-11-30 15:09:46 -0800
  • Anthony Clairmont
    signed 2016-11-28 21:06:43 -0800
  • Devin Trosky
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-24 07:22:27 -0800
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  • Devin Trosky
    @DevinTrosky tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-24 07:22:22 -0800
    Sign the petition: Santa Barbara USD Petition http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/sbusd?recruiter_id=54115
  • Devin Trosky
    signed 2016-11-24 07:21:46 -0800
  • Alexandra Sisney
    signed 2016-11-23 13:14:42 -0800
  • Sarah Skripsky
    signed 2016-11-11 06:28:32 -0800
  • James Brooke
    signed 2016-11-04 08:56:01 -0700
  • Michael Kass
    signed 2016-10-30 00:26:29 -0700
  • Eric Kruger
    signed via 2016-10-21 13:26:36 -0700
  • Jose Overtone
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-21 08:35:34 -0700
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  • Jose Rojo
    signed 2016-10-21 08:35:01 -0700
  • Amy Buchanan
    signed 2016-10-10 14:50:14 -0700
    Amy Buchanan
  • Clarissa Torres
    signed via 2016-10-04 12:41:51 -0700
  • Elizabeth Bishop
    signed via 2016-10-04 12:36:54 -0700
  • Hanna Katharina
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 12:35:28 -0700
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  • Hanna Koehler
    signed 2016-10-04 12:34:16 -0700
  • Maggie Wilde
    signed 2016-09-12 15:56:33 -0700
  • Bailey Holland
    signed 2016-09-01 22:52:59 -0700
  • Charlotte Mountain
    signed 2016-08-31 19:03:29 -0700
  • Tiffany Garcia
    signed via 2016-08-29 17:59:20 -0700

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