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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  • Lucia Hwang
    signed via 2015-05-06 00:21:01 -0700
  • Adan Garcia
    signed via 2015-05-05 22:52:50 -0700
  • Eli Cameron
    signed 2015-05-05 22:34:07 -0700
  • Nathaniel Fairman
    signed 2015-05-05 21:58:05 -0700
  • Bee Elisa
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-05 21:57:04 -0700
    Sign the petition: San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition
  • Bianca Arellano
    signed 2015-05-05 21:56:28 -0700
    Si se puede!
  • Elzbeth Islas
    signed via 2015-05-05 21:50:08 -0700
  • Sandy Uslander
    signed 2015-05-05 21:42:51 -0700
  • Sukyi Naing
    signed via 2015-05-05 21:35:20 -0700
  • Jonathon Mello
    signed 2015-05-05 20:13:53 -0700
  • Sara Betancur
    signed 2015-05-05 19:33:56 -0700
  • Ivan Ottaviano
    signed 2015-05-05 18:26:49 -0700
  • Matt Yagyagan
    signed via 2015-05-05 18:23:57 -0700
  • Raquel Calderon
    signed 2015-05-05 17:43:34 -0700
  • Julie haq
    signed via 2015-05-05 17:20:52 -0700
  • lorenzo martinez
    signed 2015-05-05 15:35:49 -0700
    Hasta la Victoria Siempre
  • Sarah Kerley-Weeks
    signed via 2015-05-05 15:04:20 -0700
  • Thandeka Chapman
    signed 2015-05-05 15:01:07 -0700
  • Miguel Zavala
    signed 2015-05-05 14:22:57 -0700
  • Reynaldo Baca
    signed 2015-05-05 14:18:07 -0700
    Not only should an ethnic studies course be required, but we should also make certain that diversity is integrated throughout the curriculum so that people of color and women are well represented throughout the curriculum.
  • Jose Gonzalez
    signed 2015-05-05 14:12:03 -0700
  • Natasha Jones
    signed via 2015-05-05 14:02:47 -0700
  • Alicia Arambula
    signed 2015-05-05 13:57:58 -0700
  • Margaret Gilchrist
    signed 2015-05-05 13:55:23 -0700
  • Jennifer Rojas
    signed 2015-05-05 13:51:21 -0700
  • Luis Antonio Lopez Resendiz
    @Llopezresendiz tweeted link to this page. 2015-05-05 13:50:32 -0700
    Sign the petition: San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/sdusd?recruiter_id=34654
  • Luis Antonio Lopez Resendiz
    signed 2015-05-05 13:49:40 -0700
    We want Ethnic Studies now!!!
  • amira abudiab
    signed 2015-05-05 13:09:27 -0700
  • Jesus D Mendez Carbajal
    signed 2015-05-05 12:33:23 -0700
  • Troy Araiza Kokinis
    signed 2015-05-05 12:23:14 -0700

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