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

Marlon Godlis
Daesha Jackson
Alejandra Ramos
Colleen Lowe
haley holtz
Frida L.
Monica Rodriguez
Mason Everett
Mason Everett
Cole Keller
Jack Benhayon
Cedar Gately
Jennifer Guadarrama
Cole Stevens
Bijan Palme
Will Buchanan
Taylor Mata
Benjamin Zevallos
726 SIGNATURES
700 signatures

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  • Marlon Godlis
    signed 2016-05-13 09:46:19 -0700
    leche
  • Daesha Jackson
    signed 2016-05-12 17:09:23 -0700
  • Alejandra Ramos
    signed 2016-05-10 22:22:33 -0700
  • Colleen Lowe
    signed 2016-05-08 19:02:49 -0700
  • haley holtz
    signed 2016-05-07 22:40:58 -0700
  • Daniel Trejo
    signed 2016-05-07 21:36:10 -0700
  • Brigitte Carter
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-07 14:08:46 -0700
    Sign the petition: Santa Barbara USD Petition
  • Brigitte Carter
    signed via 2016-05-07 14:07:48 -0700
  • 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
    eggs
  • 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

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