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

Who's signing

Cella Chung
Jazlene Mallari
Bryan Pino
Shane Parmely
Anna Ly
Melanie Viloria
Elaine Raif
Jenny Trang
Daniel Rojas
Krystal Martinez
Kristian Castro
Paulie Lee
Katie Huang
Victoria Gichohi
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  • Cella Chung
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-04 19:20:51 -0700
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  • Cella Chung
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  • Jazlene Mallari
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  • Bryan Pino
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  • Shane Parmely
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  • Shane Parmely
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  • Anna Ly
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  • Melanie Viloria
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  • celina reyes
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  • Estela Ballon
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  • Reyna Guzman
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  • Reyna Guzman
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  • Jose Ballesteros
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  • Kevin Le
    signed 2015-05-04 17:24:42 -0700
  • Elaine Raif
    signed 2015-05-04 17:08:49 -0700
  • Jenny Trang
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  • Daniel Rojas
    signed via 2015-05-04 16:54:43 -0700
  • Krystal Martinez
    signed 2015-05-04 16:31:47 -0700
  • Kristian Castro
    signed 2015-05-04 16:26:55 -0700
  • Amy Lu
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  • LaWana Richmond
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  • LaWana Richmond
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  • Paulie Lee
    signed 2015-05-04 14:40:29 -0700
  • Katie Huang
    signed 2015-05-04 14:36:52 -0700
  • Tiffany Porter
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  • Roberto D Hernandez
    signed via 2015-05-04 14:08:12 -0700
  • Jason rather
    signed 2015-05-04 14:06:08 -0700
  • Victoria Gichohi
    signed 2015-05-04 13:59:33 -0700
  • Laura Gonzalez
    signed via 2015-05-04 13:57:17 -0700

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