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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  • Carolina Osuna
    signed 2015-05-10 16:49:10 -0700
  • Ryth Mendez
    signed via 2015-05-10 10:23:09 -0700
  • Sean Tangco
    signed 2015-05-09 00:41:40 -0700
  • Kimberly Paule
    signed 2015-05-08 20:38:10 -0700
  • Andrew Amorao
    signed 2015-05-08 20:35:23 -0700
  • Maggie Quan
    signed 2015-05-08 13:04:21 -0700
  • Gregorio Pantoja
    signed 2015-05-08 09:44:11 -0700
  • Lourdes Guzman
    signed 2015-05-07 18:11:24 -0700
  • Sophia Arredondo
    signed 2015-05-07 18:03:27 -0700
  • Glenn Omatsu
    signed via 2015-05-07 17:45:40 -0700
  • rosalynn lozano
    signed via 2015-05-07 13:03:07 -0700
  • Julie Corrales
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-07 12:40:47 -0700
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  • Julie Corrales
    @JulitaCorrales tweeted link to this page. 2015-05-07 12:40:43 -0700
    Sign the petition: San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/sdusd?recruiter_id=24243
  • Tanner Smith
    signed 2015-05-07 11:56:00 -0700
  • Gabriela De Jesus
    signed 2015-05-07 11:49:06 -0700
  • Hannah Alday
    signed 2015-05-07 10:31:42 -0700
  • kim Nguyen
    signed via 2015-05-07 08:45:03 -0700
  • Denasia Gaines
    signed via 2015-05-07 06:26:33 -0700
  • Sarah Miralles
    signed via 2015-05-07 06:07:06 -0700
  • Phuong Lee
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-07 04:31:42 -0700
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  • Phuong Huynh
    signed via 2015-05-07 04:28:38 -0700
  • Rhommel Canare
    signed 2015-05-07 00:05:09 -0700
    Alumni of Lewis Middle School, 2000

    Alumni of Herbert Hoover High, 2004
  • Olympia Beltran
    signed 2015-05-06 22:08:46 -0700
  • Brent Beltran
    signed 2015-05-06 21:56:34 -0700
  • Johnny Rodriguez
    signed via 2015-05-06 21:01:52 -0700
  • Carol Jahnkow
    signed 2015-05-06 19:27:15 -0700
  • Jon Salunga
    signed 2015-05-06 19:17:39 -0700
  • Maria de luz Reyes
    signed 2015-05-06 19:16:16 -0700
  • Miguel Anzelmetti
    signed via 2015-05-06 18:09:22 -0700
    Being part of the SDUSD system, Ethnic Studies is necessary in order to promote growth and motivation towards higher education. Taking Ethnic Studies in college makes me realize how much I matter as a person of color.
  • Luis Urzua
    signed 2015-05-06 17:45:22 -0700

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