Ventura County

ETHNIC STUDIES NOW VENTURA COUNTY!

We, the undersigned, support the creation of an A-G approved Ethnic Studies course as a high school graduation requirement in each of the school districts in Ventura County.

Ethnic Studies benefits all students by providing a complex, rich, and critical history of the United States. Given the multitude of issues facing our county, it is important to prepare our students to be global citizens with the knowledge of and the appreciation for the contributions of multiple cultures and histories.

Using demographic data provided for the Oxnard Union High School District 2012 – 2013 School Accountability Report Card, on average, Chicana/o-Latina/o students comprise over 75% of the all the high schools in the Oxnard Union High School District. These numbers are an example of the diversity that is present county-wide.

Currently, there are no formally established Ethnic Studies programs, in which all students have access, in any high school district in Ventura County. Research demonstrates that Ethnic Studies curriculum can help close the achievement gap, reduce student truancy, increase student enrollment, reduce drop-out rates, and increase graduation rates.

Further, we advocate for the establishment of Ethnic Studies curriculum at all levels, high school, secondary, and elementary. It is time that all Ventura County students have access to Ethnic Studies courses -- courses that inspire and motivate young people to connect in meaningful ways to the larger community. Several high school districts throughout the state are implementing Ethnic Studies programs, including the largest district in CA, Los Angeles Unified High School District. Ventura County has the opportunity to be at the forefront of this state-wide educational movement.

Who's signing

Stephany Reyes
mayra Aguilera
Martin Rubio
Marissa Melgoza
Paul Lerma
Maria Moreno
Karen Rameriz
Mariela Sanchez
David Carrosco
Alondra Mendoza
Elena Perez
Chantala Chavez
Jacqueline Magana
Jeri J. Nava-Maynez
Ricky Maynez
Saray Flores
Anthony Mattern
Adriana Diego
Zackary Lash
613 SIGNATURES
500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Stephany Reyes
    signed 2016-03-20 19:24:40 -0700
  • mayra Aguilera
    signed 2016-03-20 19:23:40 -0700
  • Martin Rubio
    signed 2016-03-20 19:22:47 -0700
  • Marissa Melgoza
    signed 2016-03-20 19:21:50 -0700
  • Paul Lerma
    signed 2016-03-20 19:20:04 -0700
  • Maria Moreno
    signed 2016-03-20 19:19:14 -0700
  • Jeri Nava-Maynez
    signed via 2016-03-18 06:22:56 -0700
    Its time
  • Karen Rameriz
    signed 2016-03-17 22:46:03 -0700
  • Raquel Estrada
    signed 2016-03-17 22:44:36 -0700
  • Mariela Sanchez
    signed 2016-03-17 22:43:27 -0700
  • David Carrosco
    signed 2016-03-17 22:41:51 -0700
  • Alondra Mendoza
    signed 2016-03-17 22:40:00 -0700
  • Elena Perez
    signed 2016-03-17 22:38:44 -0700
  • Chantala Chavez
    signed 2016-03-17 22:37:50 -0700
  • Jacqueline Magana
    signed 2016-03-17 22:34:55 -0700
  • Jeri J. Nava-Maynez
    signed 2016-03-17 22:34:03 -0700
  • Ricky Maynez
    signed 2016-03-17 22:32:06 -0700
  • Saray Flores
    signed 2016-03-17 22:29:52 -0700
  • Anthony Mattern
    signed 2016-03-17 22:27:41 -0700
  • Liliana Manriquez
    signed 2016-03-15 15:47:15 -0700
    We need to advocate for these studies ad promote higher education in our community.
  • Chiany Dri
    signed 2016-03-06 09:06:21 -0800
  • Jackie Espinoza
    signed 2016-02-24 00:04:23 -0800
  • Adriana Diego
    signed 2016-02-19 08:05:18 -0800
  • Nick Henning
    signed 2016-02-16 18:02:04 -0800
  • Alan Salazar
    signed 2016-02-16 07:16:28 -0800
  • Bianca Nepales
    signed 2016-02-12 16:17:45 -0800
    Bianca Nepales
  • Patricia Gutierrez
    signed 2016-02-12 10:31:32 -0800
  • Arturo Gutierrez
    signed 2016-02-12 09:12:20 -0800
  • Zackary Lash
    signed 2016-02-12 06:30:09 -0800
  • Esteban Cabrera
    signed 2016-02-11 20:11:52 -0800

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