San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition

Petition to Support Ethnic Studies in SDUSD 

We, the undersigned, support the effort to establish a mandatory Ethnic Studies course as a  graduation requirement in all high-schools in the San Diego Unified School District, as well as  an Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee (ESAC) that will aide in the development and  implementation of this curriculum. 

San Diego is a world-class city that boasts over one hundred spoken languages and a great  variety of ethnicities and cultures. Despite this diversity, at the moment there is just 1 Ethnic  Studies course offered to the 100,000+ students throughout SDUSD. As over 75% of the  students are people of color, it is imperative that the district offer courses that examine and  honor the rich histories and lived experiences of our many youth. 

In solidarity with California’s push to create a more equal school system, we support AB 101  that will resolve to make ethnic studies courses available to every student. Research has  shown that students who have had access to Ethnic Studies courses do better in school and are  more likely to go to college. It is important to have courses that speak to students who may  feel invisible and marginalized, to inspire and motivate them in their education, so that they  learn their own history, engage actively in their own learning, and connect in meaningful ways  to the larger community. By providing Ethnic Studies courses in SDUSD, we are creating and  expanding a world-class school system rooted in the unique perspectives of students in the  San Diego community. 

The Ethnic Studies Now Coalition

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  • Naomi Valdez
    signed 2015-05-15 02:22:19 -0700
  • Jonathan Gose
    signed 2015-05-14 20:08:55 -0700
  • Briana Zavala
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-14 19:20:30 -0700
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  • Briana Zavala
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  • Briana Zavala
    signed 2015-05-14 19:19:45 -0700
  • Melissa Palafox
    signed 2015-05-14 16:42:06 -0700
  • enrique montes
    signed via 2015-05-14 15:26:35 -0700
  • Nancy rivera
    signed 2015-05-14 15:02:13 -0700
  • Ana Gonzalez
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-14 14:42:44 -0700
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  • ana Gonzalez
    signed 2015-05-14 14:42:06 -0700
  • Berenice Taboada
    signed 2015-05-14 13:03:00 -0700
  • mayra rodriguez
    signed 2015-05-14 12:03:42 -0700
  • Daniela Padilla
    signed 2015-05-14 11:54:07 -0700
  • Juan Medina
    signed 2015-05-14 11:46:56 -0700
  • Yeny Gutierrez
    signed 2015-05-14 11:46:51 -0700
  • Vanessa Fregoso
    signed 2015-05-14 11:42:32 -0700
  • natalie lai
    signed 2015-05-14 11:40:03 -0700
  • Alexis Buz
    signed 2015-05-14 11:32:34 -0700
  • Jessica Alvarado
    signed 2015-05-14 10:55:59 -0700
  • Claudia Hernandez
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-14 09:00:46 -0700
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  • claudia hernandez
    signed 2015-05-14 09:00:04 -0700
  • Silvia Garcia-Ross
    signed 2015-05-14 08:01:26 -0700
    I support this movement! Born and Raised in San Diego, I think this is an amazing idea. Students of different backgrounds will have the opportunity to learn more about one another!
  • Ana shapiro
    signed 2015-05-14 07:42:47 -0700
  • Maria Garcia
    signed 2015-05-14 05:06:54 -0700
  • Javier San Roman
    signed 2015-05-13 21:12:00 -0700
  • Francisco Mayer
    signed 2015-05-13 20:31:24 -0700
  • Judy de los Santos
    signed 2015-05-13 08:54:08 -0700
  • Kimberly Salazar
    signed 2015-05-13 01:23:04 -0700
  • Halle Davis
    signed 2015-05-12 20:07:49 -0700
  • Jorge Lopez
    signed 2015-05-10 17:02:15 -0700

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