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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Rick Jahnkow
Jason Hicks
Elizabeth ramirez
Adriana Huertas
manuel enriquez
Robert Worlds
Patrick Liva
Jd Ouellette
Adisa Alkebulan
Helen Farias
Nikki Eddy
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  • Chloe Sabio
    signed 2015-05-03 10:59:24 -0700
  • Emilie Cooke
    signed via 2015-05-03 10:54:13 -0700
  • Israel Cedillo
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-03 10:44:23 -0700
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  • Israel Cedillo
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  • Israel cedillo
    signed 2015-05-03 10:42:50 -0700
    It will create a realistic view of what the world looks like and the effects on all ethnicities when it comes to decision making on social, economic, political, religious, and such changes. It is what will create a holistic, realistic, and fair telling of history.
  • Rick Jahnkow
    signed 2015-05-03 10:38:14 -0700
  • Ruby Baker
    signed 2015-05-03 10:35:43 -0700
    Ethnic Studies is a necessary part of a well-rounded education.
  • Jason Hicks
    signed 2015-05-03 10:07:47 -0700
  • Andrea vazquez
    signed 2015-05-03 09:54:58 -0700
  • Elizabeth ramirez
    signed 2015-05-03 09:42:16 -0700
  • Preston Chipps
    signed 2015-05-03 09:40:20 -0700
  • Luis Rodriguez
    signed 2015-05-03 09:39:11 -0700
  • Nohemy Reveles
    signed 2015-05-03 09:34:30 -0700
  • Adriana Huertas
    signed 2015-05-03 09:32:01 -0700
  • manuel enriquez
    signed 2015-05-03 09:19:34 -0700
  • Robert Worlds
    signed 2015-05-03 09:17:39 -0700
  • Patrick Liva
    signed 2015-05-03 09:12:36 -0700
  • Danielle Stephen
    signed 2015-05-03 09:01:54 -0700
  • Heather Poland
    signed 2015-05-03 08:54:20 -0700
  • Jd Ouellette
    signed 2015-05-03 08:45:52 -0700
  • Elizabeth Hahn
    signed via 2015-05-03 08:37:48 -0700
  • Adisa Alkebulan
    signed 2015-05-03 08:36:58 -0700
  • Raquel Davila
    signed 2015-05-03 08:33:42 -0700
  • Jeremy Merrill
    signed 2015-05-03 08:30:47 -0700
  • Paul Aceves
    signed 2015-05-03 08:26:56 -0700
  • Helen Farias
    signed 2015-05-03 08:17:44 -0700
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  • Stephany Farley
    signed 2015-05-03 08:16:41 -0700
  • Nikki Eddy
    signed 2015-05-03 08:12:25 -0700
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    signed via 2015-05-03 07:14:42 -0700

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