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.

Who's signing

Frida L.
Monica Rodriguez
Mason Everett
Mason Everett
Cole Keller
Jack Benhayon
Cedar Gately
Cole Stevens
Bijan Palme
Will Buchanan
Taylor Mata
Benjamin Zevallos
Mary Williams
Augustus Hanson
Gerbert E Funes
715 SIGNATURES
700 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Payton Small
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-04 21:54:28 -0700
    Sign the petition: Santa Barbara USD Petition
  • Yessenia Chavez
    signed 2016-05-03 10:52:21 -0700
  • Frida L.
    signed 2016-05-02 17:55:15 -0700
  • Tayler Barry
    signed 2016-05-02 13:18:03 -0700
    This has to be implemented
  • Monica Rodriguez
    signed via 2016-04-30 07:24:22 -0700
  • Mason Everett
    signed 2016-04-29 21:19:04 -0700
  • Mason Everett
    signed 2016-04-29 21:18:07 -0700
  • Cole Keller
    signed 2016-04-29 13:39:23 -0700
  • Jack Benhayon
    signed 2016-04-29 13:37:14 -0700
    I really want to learn more about different ethnicities.
  • Cindy Loayza
    signed 2016-04-29 13:13:26 -0700
  • Cedar Gately
    signed 2016-04-29 11:32:27 -0700
  • Paola Diaz
    signed 2016-04-29 11:23:08 -0700
  • Bryan Bock
    signed 2016-04-29 10:16:36 -0700
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  • Diana Casillas
    signed 2016-04-29 09:19:18 -0700
  • Jennifer Guadarrama
    signed 2016-04-29 09:04:16 -0700
  • Cole Stevens
    signed 2016-04-29 08:55:00 -0700
  • Bijan Palme
    signed 2016-04-29 08:11:35 -0700
  • Will Buchanan
    signed 2016-04-29 08:03:57 -0700
  • Taylor Mata
    signed 2016-04-29 07:53:46 -0700
  • Jessica Murillo
    signed 2016-04-29 06:57:25 -0700
  • Benjamin Zevallos
    signed 2016-04-28 23:16:46 -0700
  • Alex Epstein
    signed 2016-04-28 22:57:03 -0700
  • sutter munizich
    signed 2016-04-28 22:40:40 -0700
  • Aura Greig
    signed 2016-04-28 21:57:07 -0700
    Santa Barbara students DESERVE to learn material that mirrors diverse backgrounds, cultures, and values. Ethnic Studies creates empathetic global citizens which is a win/win for our city, county, state, country, and world.
  • Mary Williams
    signed 2016-04-28 21:41:26 -0700
  • Augustus Hanson
    signed 2016-04-28 21:39:12 -0700
  • Mia Camez
    signed 2016-04-28 20:51:00 -0700
  • Gerbert Funes
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-28 20:03:21 -0700
    Sign the petition: Santa Barbara USD Petition
  • Gerbert E Funes
    signed 2016-04-28 20:02:59 -0700
  • Marcela Valdez
    signed 2016-04-28 15:38:38 -0700

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