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

Mary Williams
Augustus Hanson
Gerbert E Funes
Jorge Alba
Johanna Cerezo-rubio
Jackie Tran
Maggie Light
bob gunn
Will McManigal
Andrew Tebbe
Lucas Pierce
Anais Berman
Harrison deBoer
Ben clay
Ava Dore
726 SIGNATURES
700 signatures

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  • 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
  • Jorge Alba
    signed 2016-04-28 15:34:25 -0700
  • Johanna Cerezo-rubio
    signed 2016-04-28 14:56:25 -0700
  • Jackie Tran
    signed 2016-04-28 14:21:53 -0700
  • Viri Barrera
    signed 2016-04-28 13:18:11 -0700
  • Maggie Light
    signed via 2016-04-28 12:44:57 -0700
  • Nitza Garcia
    signed 2016-04-28 12:34:13 -0700
  • bob gunn
    signed via 2016-04-28 12:04:37 -0700
  • Will McManigal
    signed 2016-04-28 11:56:16 -0700
    Hi Ms Greig
  • Jeremiah Nicholson
    signed 2016-04-28 11:54:34 -0700
  • Andrew Tebbe
    signed 2016-04-28 11:50:48 -0700
    🐘
  • Lucas Pierce
    signed 2016-04-28 11:47:45 -0700
  • Guadalupe Luisjuan
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-28 11:47:14 -0700
    Sign the petition: Santa Barbara USD Petition
  • Guadalupe Luisjuan
    @lupitamedina63 tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-28 11:47:11 -0700
    Sign the petition: Santa Barbara USD Petition http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/sbusd?recruiter_id=46643
  • Anais Berman
    signed 2016-04-28 11:44:14 -0700
  • Guadalupe Luisjuan
    signed 2016-04-28 11:41:17 -0700
  • Harrison deBoer
    signed 2016-04-28 11:40:48 -0700
  • Ben clay
    signed 2016-04-28 11:21:52 -0700
  • Jessica Cortez
    signed 2016-04-28 11:21:07 -0700
  • Mayra Guevara
    signed 2016-04-28 11:18:29 -0700
  • Ava Dore
    signed 2016-04-28 11:15:08 -0700
  • Megan Seabury
    signed 2016-04-28 11:14:51 -0700
  • Sam Johnson
    signed 2016-04-28 11:13:50 -0700

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