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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  • David Porreca
    signed 2016-04-17 00:30:04 -0700
    necessary information!
  • Mariela Marin
    signed 2016-04-12 08:41:03 -0700
  • Shannon Murray
    signed 2016-04-11 14:51:19 -0700
  • John Foran
    signed 2016-04-11 11:01:24 -0700
  • Corrie Ellis
    signed 2016-04-11 10:30:48 -0700
    Corrie Ellis
  • Stephanie Vargas
    signed 2016-04-09 11:40:24 -0700
  • Taylor Finch
    signed 2016-04-09 06:24:19 -0700
  • Lorena Abarca
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-08 12:32:49 -0700
    Sign the petition: Santa Barbara USD Petition
  • Lorena Abarca
    signed 2016-04-08 12:31:43 -0700
  • Alexis Ayala
    signed 2016-04-06 14:54:40 -0700
  • celeste santillan
    signed 2016-04-06 14:52:02 -0700
  • David Orozco
    signed 2016-04-06 11:39:46 -0700
  • Max Molina
    signed 2016-04-04 21:42:04 -0700
  • Abagail Pacheco
    signed 2016-04-03 11:50:15 -0700
  • Ariana Penno
    signed 2016-03-28 19:42:30 -0700
  • Denise Gonzalez
    signed 2016-03-28 13:23:13 -0700
  • Cynthia Perdomo
    signed 2016-03-24 10:24:15 -0700
  • Carlos Guerrero
    signed 2016-03-24 08:03:27 -0700
  • Elizabeth Avila Ramirez
    signed 2016-03-20 17:06:36 -0700
  • Jennifer Lippay
    signed 2016-03-20 14:57:21 -0700
  • Maria Jimenez
    signed via 2016-03-20 13:03:43 -0700
  • Aaron Frederick
    signed 2016-03-20 10:09:36 -0700
    Thank you
  • Odalis Mora
    signed via 2016-03-20 09:31:48 -0700
  • Dara Ackerman
    signed 2016-03-19 23:13:57 -0700
    Ethnic Studies YES!
  • Kat Boehm
    signed 2016-03-18 18:58:29 -0700
  • Jenny Martinez
    signed 2016-03-18 16:48:26 -0700
  • Darrien Peoples
    signed 2016-03-18 12:52:24 -0700
  • Miguel Cruz
    signed 2016-03-18 11:29:42 -0700
  • mia white
    signed via 2016-03-18 11:07:14 -0700
  • Crystal Pyren
    signed 2016-03-18 10:18:17 -0700
    I’m signing this as a SBHS Alumni. I feel this is an important issue, especially with th ediverse population in the SB area. Thank you.

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