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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695 SIGNATURES
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  • Antonia Darder
    signed 2015-05-03 06:41:45 -0700
    Ethnic Studies programs hold the promise for cultural democracy in our society, where the histories of all people can invigorate academic formation and political life in the United States. Differences when truly welcomed can bring greater creativity and enliven our democratic process. Knowing our histories and nurturing a critical understanding of differences along with a sense of unity and respect for all humanity and the well-being of the earth, is the only genuine promise to a truly just and peaceful world.
  • Jonathan Flores
    signed via 2015-05-03 01:26:03 -0700
  • Lissa García
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-03 01:10:30 -0700
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  • david alejandro cervantes
    signed 2015-05-03 00:20:02 -0700
  • Jonathan Flores
    signed 2015-05-03 00:08:01 -0700
  • Rafael Bautista
    signed 2015-05-02 23:54:51 -0700
  • Adriana ibanez
    signed 2015-05-02 23:40:11 -0700
  • Pedro Rios
    signed 2015-05-02 23:18:26 -0700
  • Cynthia Godinez
    signed 2015-05-02 23:14:13 -0700
  • Mecha de Swc
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-02 23:07:40 -0700
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  • Carmen Gonzalez
    signed 2015-05-02 22:59:37 -0700
  • Roberto Rodriguez
    signed 2015-05-02 22:57:18 -0700
    Now!
  • Iris Torres
    signed 2015-05-02 22:57:01 -0700
  • Fernanda Rios
    signed 2015-05-02 22:56:37 -0700
  • Nancy Valdivia-Ochoa
    signed via 2015-05-02 22:48:45 -0700
  • Shannon Snyder
    signed 2015-05-02 22:47:02 -0700
  • julio meza
    signed 2015-05-02 22:45:55 -0700
  • Jose del Barrio
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-02 22:42:50 -0700
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  • Jose del Barrio
    @JoseDelBarrio tweeted link to this page. 2015-05-02 22:42:47 -0700
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  • Jose Lara
    signed 2015-05-02 22:42:31 -0700
  • Alvaro Ibarra
    signed 2015-05-02 22:24:07 -0700
  • Martin Eder
    signed 2015-05-02 22:18:16 -0700
    America is smoldering because racial injustice and intolerance is alive and well, while Ethnic Studies is ignored as a remedy. Study up and smarten up… even 1 semester will make the uninformed youth a better person, able to adapt to the new majority culture of the 21st century.
  • Martin Eder
    signed 2015-05-02 22:16:05 -0700
    America is smoldering because racial injustice and intolerance is alive and well, while Ethnic Studies is ignored as a remedy. Study up and smarten up… even 1 semester will make the uninformed youth a better person, able to adapt to the new majority culture of the 21st century.
  • Zulema Torres
    signed 2015-05-02 22:14:39 -0700
  • Luis Murillo
    signed via 2015-05-02 22:14:19 -0700
  • Karina Herrera
    signed 2015-05-02 22:08:52 -0700
  • Itzel Vega
    signed 2015-05-02 22:05:48 -0700
  • Gabriela Kovats Murillo
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-02 22:03:45 -0700
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  • Gabriela Kovats Murillo
    @zapateadoreblde tweeted link to this page. 2015-05-02 22:03:41 -0700
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  • Gabriela Kovats-Murillo
    signed 2015-05-02 22:01:55 -0700

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