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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  • Nick Bihr
    signed 2015-06-02 10:42:45 -0700
  • Samantha Weinstein
    signed 2015-06-02 10:39:20 -0700
  • Ruby Beltran
    signed 2015-06-02 10:23:39 -0700
  • Abi Hollinger
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-02 10:15:34 -0700
    Sign the petition: San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition
  • Abigail Hollinger
    signed 2015-06-02 10:10:50 -0700
  • Michelle Jacob
    signed 2015-06-02 09:59:51 -0700
  • May Fu
    signed 2015-06-01 20:19:04 -0700
  • Nadar Salahuddin
    signed 2015-05-31 21:50:41 -0700
  • daniel isidro
    signed via 2015-05-31 21:20:05 -0700
  • Jailene Isidro
    signed 2015-05-31 21:17:05 -0700
  • Ricardo isidro
    signed 2015-05-31 21:15:49 -0700
  • Ryan Trammell
    signed 2015-05-31 19:37:25 -0700
  • Alan sims
    signed 2015-05-30 19:24:42 -0700
  • Laura Ancira
    signed 2015-05-27 23:47:32 -0700
    Is there an Ethnic Studies Caucus?
  • Brieanne Buttner
    signed 2015-05-27 22:58:02 -0700
    Ethnic studies changed my life!
  • Santiago Andres Garcia
    signed 2015-05-27 21:03:53 -0700
    Implement ETHNIC STUDIES!!! Adelante!
  • Lani Hernandez
    signed 2015-05-27 13:14:18 -0700
  • Desmond Morente
    signed 2015-05-27 09:17:48 -0700
  • Cecily Nelson-Alford
    signed 2015-05-26 16:14:15 -0700
  • Manpreet Sandhu
    signed 2015-05-26 16:12:33 -0700
  • Averill Labrador
    signed 2015-05-26 14:25:07 -0700
  • Shane Anderson
    signed 2015-05-26 11:55:57 -0700
  • Marlene Armenta
    signed 2015-05-25 23:09:29 -0700
  • Eduardo Mendoza
    signed 2015-05-25 22:47:26 -0700
  • Iris Mendoza
    signed 2015-05-25 22:44:43 -0700
  • Jesse Mills
    signed via 2015-05-25 22:24:50 -0700
  • Maurice Martin
    signed 2015-05-25 21:08:18 -0700
  • Gloria Verdieu
    signed 2015-05-25 20:36:42 -0700
  • Jim Estrada
    signed 2015-05-25 19:01:10 -0700
    In total support. See my Op-Ed on the economic rationale for ethnic studies in our schools at: http://bit.ly/1Lrbh2Q
  • Alejandra Lucero
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-25 18:18:25 -0700
    Sign the petition: San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition

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