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

Taylor Golia
karla revollar
judith anne wilson
Vanessa Perez
Jennifer Sanchez Castillo
Guadalupe Ramirez
Tina Villegas
Debora  D. Lizama-Blas
Monique Balderas
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  • Marlene Scott
    signed via 2015-08-07 19:50:05 -0700
  • Julie Corrales
    signed 2015-08-07 09:49:21 -0700
  • Taylor Golia
    signed 2015-08-06 11:59:35 -0700
  • Niyatt Mengis
    signed 2015-07-24 20:53:18 -0700
  • Vallery Gomez
    signed 2015-07-23 21:52:35 -0700
  • Matthew Dunkle
    signed 2015-07-21 18:36:37 -0700
  • Kesa Kivel
    signed via 2015-07-15 13:46:25 -0700
  • karla revollar
    signed 2015-07-10 10:10:27 -0700
  • judith anne wilson
    signed via 2015-07-07 09:33:27 -0700
  • Vanessa Perez
    signed via 2015-07-02 15:27:13 -0700
  • Jennifer Sanchez Castillo
    signed via 2015-07-02 14:50:22 -0700
  • Brenda Marquez
    signed via 2015-07-02 11:51:55 -0700
  • Guadalupe Ramirez
    signed via 2015-07-02 00:35:17 -0700
  • Ruth Gamez
    signed via 2015-07-01 23:37:05 -0700
  • Karla Calderon
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  • Karla Calderon
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  • Gladys Aguilar
    signed via 2015-07-01 21:23:41 -0700
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  • jessica De Leon
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  • Jo Borja
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  • Mara Javines
    signed 2015-06-28 17:49:48 -0700
  • Tina Villegas
    signed via 2015-06-28 08:40:52 -0700
  • Debora  D. Lizama-Blas
    signed 2015-06-27 22:12:18 -0700
  • Monique Balderas
    signed via 2015-06-27 20:39:37 -0700
  • Salina Villegas
    signed via 2015-06-27 20:07:13 -0700
  • Laura McThompson
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