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

Jeanine Webb
Rebecca Mercado
Roshanak Kheshti
Jessica Haughton
Antony Lyon
Laura Moreno
Juanita Nacu
Vahid Fozi
Cinthia Tejeda
Austin April
Sara Tomlin
An Nguyen
Jazmin Garcia
Amy Besnoy
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  • Alison Kopp
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  • Melissa Martinez
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  • Craig Majestic Williams
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  • Sandra Jon Amon
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  • Lea Johnson
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  • Jeanine Webb
    signed via 2015-06-08 17:19:26 -0700
  • Rebecca Mercado
    signed via 2015-06-08 16:50:35 -0700
  • Curtis Marez
    signed via 2015-06-08 16:16:52 -0700
  • Roshanak Kheshti
    signed via 2015-06-08 15:59:21 -0700
  • Jessica Haughton
    signed via 2015-06-08 13:57:39 -0700
  • Peter Macapugay
    signed 2015-06-08 13:42:51 -0700
  • Antony Lyon
    signed 2015-06-08 13:35:35 -0700
  • Amanda Solomon Amorao
    signed 2015-06-08 13:32:08 -0700
  • Kirin Macapugay
    signed 2015-06-08 13:19:09 -0700
  • Laura Moreno
    signed 2015-06-08 12:49:42 -0700
  • Erin Grassi
    signed 2015-06-08 12:12:11 -0700
  • Juanita Nacu
    signed 2015-06-08 05:07:44 -0700
  • Vahid Fozi
    signed 2015-06-07 19:00:14 -0700
  • Cinthia Tejeda
    signed 2015-06-07 16:54:43 -0700
  • Edward Pohlert
    signed via 2015-06-03 17:23:13 -0700
  • Austin April
    signed via 2015-06-03 12:33:25 -0700
  • Sara Tomlin
    signed via 2015-06-03 12:22:17 -0700
  • An Nguyen
    signed via 2015-06-03 10:53:54 -0700
  • Alberto Pulido
    signed 2015-06-03 08:43:30 -0700
  • Mary Lou Finley
    signed 2015-06-03 08:35:32 -0700
  • Maryan abdi
    signed via 2015-06-03 00:49:20 -0700
  • Jazmin Garcia
    signed via 2015-06-02 23:57:29 -0700
  • Amy Besnoy
    signed via 2015-06-02 23:51:37 -0700

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